Crossing Buff Orpingtons with Barred Rocks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ndemerly, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. ndemerly

    ndemerly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I breed a Buff rooster over a Barred hen does anyone know what they'll look like, or even have pictures to share? Seems like a good meat cross to me, Thanks!
     
  2. HaikuHeritageFarm

    HaikuHeritageFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should get black sex-links. It does sound like a pretty good dual purpose/meat cross.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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  4. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What would happen if it were the other way around?
     
  5. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What would happen if it were the other way around?

    They would still be good layers and decent dual purpose birds, but they would not be sexable at hatch.
     
  6. devin0

    devin0 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What would happen if it were the other way around?

    They would still be good layers and decent dual purpose birds, but they would not be sexable at hatch.

    What color would the chicks be?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They would all look like badly barred Barred Rocks with a BR sire.


    Here are some that Cuban Longtails hatched years ago out of my BR roo over Buff Orp hens, pics grabbed from an old thread on the forum:

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  8. RAREROO

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    Quote:Yep, they would all be barred, some may be as clean as a pure barred rock and some have varying buff leakage and may look close to Buff barred
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Added pics to my post above of that cross. [​IMG]
     
  10. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    speckledhen, I sure like that hen in the top picture. The rooster is pretty too but that hen I would love to have a whole flcok of them. What was the cross or crooses done to get them?[​IMG]
     

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