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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by brooster, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    What will i get if a mix a buff orpington roo with a light brahma hen? Like what type of comb will it have, will it have feathered legs? (etc)
     
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  2. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Uh, a Brapington??? [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    You will get a mutt. Why would you want to do it anyway? Let keep our breeds pure.
     
  4. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    i dont know what you would get but i would say go for gold...hybrids are likely to be hardier than purebreds and anyway that is how we have all the breeds we have today because somewhere in the distant past crosses were made. They are both nice birds so you will probably get nice chicks with good production of eggs from them!
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:Does this mean you are anti sex linked chickens? Don't want to argue, just curious on your view..
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Didn't mean to upset anyone. I just would never cross line breed. I have hens that have been with other breed roosters but I never let them hatch the eggs. We eat them. Most of our birds are for showing, and being correct to the breed is very important. I personally just don't want to experiment with my birds. With my luck, I would end up with a four legged bird that couldn't walk and I would have to put it down and that would be so sad. [​IMG]
     
  7. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
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    If everyone stayed true to the breed there would never be any new breeds out there would there?
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    That is true, but not always for the better. True Old English or Pit game of the 1800's were lost to the fanciers creations of todays Old English game birds. Some might think that's OK, I just don't personally like eliminating any breed just because man wants it his way. That's just how I feel. I am sorry if you don't feel as I and that's OK. That's what makes this country so great. We can have our opinions!
     
  9. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I bet ya could still find some true English "pitgame" in the countryside of England. The Old English Game you refer to were not "out crossed" to make a new breed, most are the same blood, just bred with different selection in mind. No longer were they bred for pit desired traits, but emphasis was put on the traits necessary to win in the show ring. The English pitgame blood can also still be found in some of todays American Gamefowl families, as well as Spanish, Irish and Oriental blood that was used to create our American Gamefowl.

    Just like with some of the Oriental Fowl, such as some Malay families, many "gamefowl" are no longer "game" as were the original stock, but they are still carrying the same genetics.

    Without crosses to create hybrid vigor, most of the types we have on our yards today would not exist. For example, Rhode Island Reds were made using Malays, Cochins and Brown Leghorns, among others. So cross away, after all, the worst you will ever end up with is a chicken...

    Your mix may look alot like a buff brahma. My brother had these two breeds one time and their mixed offspring at times looked like what you get when you buy buff brahmas....of course, there are alot of genes to play with so you'll have to try it and post a pic for us to see...
     
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  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think we're way off topic here folks...

    Here is the original question...If you have something to add to help the OP, please feel free to post responses. Otherwise, please start your own post for a new discussion topic.

    What will i get if a mix a buff orpington roo with a light brahma hen? Like what type of comb will it have, will it have feathered legs? (etc)

    Jody​
     

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