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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

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    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 Dark Sider Premium Member

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    venymae Prairie Wind

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    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

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    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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