Coronation orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SuperPeacockman, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. SuperPeacockman

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    How would one go about creating these?
     

  2. EweSheep

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    Coronation Sussex x White Orpington?
     
  3. SuperPeacockman

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    And then generations of perfecting I suppose [​IMG]
     
  4. tgrlily

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    Quote:The fastest & easiest route would probably be to get a nice big Coronation Sussex roo & put him over the typiest Split Orp hen. Then cross the female split to coronation offspring back to the coro roo & the typiest male F1 to a coro female. Select coronation F2s with the best Orp type & cross from each pen. Easy? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

  5. SuperPeacockman

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    Quote:The fastest & easiest route would probably be to get a nice big Coronation Sussex roo & put him over the typiest Split Orp hen. Then cross the female split to coronation offspring back to the coro roo & the typiest male F1 to a coro female. Select coronation F2s with the best Orp type & cross from each pen. Easy? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  6. SuperPeacockman

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    So wait does it matter what color the Orpington hens are? Also why would the hens be the Orpingtons not the cock? I am no chicken genetics expert. Anyone interested in this project? I am thinking of getting the Sussex and SQ orps next year maybe this summer. Also who would you recommend as a breeder for SQ orpingtons? I am serious about this favorite breed plus coronation equals awesome
     
  7. SuperPeacockman

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    I find it hard to believe no one else is interested.
     

  8. mrheinz77

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  9. greenfamilyfarms

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    Quote:Well, not that we are not interested, but Sussex and Orps are so similar in appearance. If you want to work with Orps, try working on a chocolate. THAT will get attention.
     

  10. SuperPeacockman

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    Quote:Well, not that we are not interested, but Sussex and Orps are so similar in appearance. If you want to work with Orps, try working on a chocolate. THAT will get attention.

    Greenfire already has chocolates, and Sussex and orpingtons really are not that similar.
     

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