Does anyone have experience with a W.Leghorn/B.Orpington cross?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by venymae, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

    Aug 18, 2014
    Manhappiness, Kansas
    We just bought some local eggs to hatch (fun project for my 4yo!) from a local woman.
    The cross is:
    White Leghorn Hen/Buff Orpington Roo. Has anyone tried this combo? How do they lay and what are their personalities like?

    The other ones we got are Easter Egger Hen/Buff Orpington Roo. Anybody?

    I am excited to see what they look like! :)
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    I have! My leghorn is barred, so that's why this big guy has barring. He was a sex link, so I knew he was a rooster from the start.


    He's since filled out more and is very pretty. He has an excellent temperament.

    As far as hens go, I don't have any from this cross, but I have a friend who does and they are a gorgeous soft buff color, good personality, pretty good egg layers, and they do go broody.
  3. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

    Aug 18, 2014
    Manhappiness, Kansas
    Thanks for the reply! We stuck 3 in the incubator last night so hopefully we can report back on our own in a year :D
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    I've had some Buff Orpington rooster X White Leghorn chicks. The offspring were primarily white and they were in between both parent breeds in both temperament and laying ability; pretty calm and docile birds, probably closer to the Orpingtons than to the more high strung Leghorns; and excellent layers, not quite as good as the Leghorn hens, but better than the Orpington hens. Their eggs had a slight tint to them, sort of a cream or light beige color.

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