Cross breed Jersey Giant and Russian Orloff

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shinniemay, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    WOW! He's a beauty!
     
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  2. WYNot

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    Wow. I'm loving the bird in the first two pictures. He'd look really good in the yard with my RIRs from TSC. :D

    Guessing that pic 3 is his father?
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hey, I saw him first. With that look and body type, just imagine crossing him on some game hens. [​IMG]
     
  4. shinniemay

    shinniemay Out Of The Brooder

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    The first two pics are of "Black hawk" my grandson named him. The next two pics are ma and pa chickens. I'm not in the habit of crossing breeds, but it sometimes happens when a hen gets broody and the lazy hens sneak a few eggs under her. He has to be the prettiest cross I've seen come out of my flocks. I haven't seen one like him before. Have you?
     
  5. sourland

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    "Black Hawk" is a perfect name for him. A perfect combination of the best from both parents - coloring from his sire, and conformation, comb and beard from the hen. Were there any pullets from this cross? I would have to set a batch of eggs from a repeat mating just to see what I would get.
     
  6. shinniemay

    shinniemay Out Of The Brooder

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    No, this is the only Orloff in the clutch, there was one cross with a Americana and Two with a Lavender Orp. One roo, one hen. I kept the hen. If I have time this spring, I may shack them up to see if I can a few cross hens. It would be fun to see what I get.
     
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    shinniemay Out Of The Brooder

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    I had got some Welsummer & Java eggs from a trade, the brooder let some of the other hens lay in her nest. Thats how I got these. Hes quite hansom.
     
  8. WYNot

    WYNot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A shame you didn't get more like him. He's a beaut. I'd seriously consider defying the wife's rooster ban for one like that. ;)
     
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  9. shinniemay

    shinniemay Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I'll tell you "accidents happen" and we can end up with fascinating cross breeds! Let me know if it happens, I would love to see what you get!
     

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