Crossing colors

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stormhorse23, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Okay. I decided that I'm getting mostly Brahmas (I used to have them and love them so much) and then a few leghorns for eggs.

    I want light and buff brahma hens and a light rooster. What can I expect crossing the buffs and the lights? I'm hoping it won't be something funky [​IMG]
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Crossing a Light Brahma rooster on Buff Brahma hens will give you all pure colored Light Brahma hens and the roos will look more like the Lights but with a yellowish sheen.

    If you did it the other way around with a Buff roo on light hens, then you would get sexlinks, the hens would be pure gold gene buff Brahmas and the roos would be about the same as the ones above.
     
  3. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    Okay thanks. And what would a dark rooster produce when crossed when light and buff hens?
     

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