Crossbreeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Minnowey, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone with more experience with chicken genetics than me have a guess as to what a Russian Orloff Roo crossed with a BO hen may look like?
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Have never seen a Russian Orloff, have no idea what the progeny would look like x a BO
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The muffs of the Orloff are dominant. The cushion comb is a combination of pea comb and rose comb, both of which are dominant over the single comb of the Orpington. The white skin of the Orpington is dominant. The mottling of the Orloff is recessive. I believe they are based on Black Breasted Mahogany. No telling how those genes will interact with Buff. Buff is a bit of a wild card in terms of pattern genes.
    Most likely the chicks will be similar in looks to an Easter Egger, but have white skin.
     

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