Has anyone crossed RIR?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by USMCSGT, May 22, 2008.

  1. USMCSGT

    USMCSGT Out Of The Brooder

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    Has anyone crossed A rir with a Buff Orp? What did you come up with? Calm bird, mean bird,good layer?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Speckledhen has a very pretty hen from that cross and I just hatched some last week that are rir/buff orp.
     
  3. USMCSGT

    USMCSGT Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that sex-link bird? Do you have any pics?
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    If you go to the top of the page and do a search on sex-link birds you can get a lot of information. I was told if you cross and RIR and a RIW you get a red sex-link and you can tell the sex of them. Hope this helps a little. I don't know what you get if you cross a rir with a Buff Orp but maybe it will tell you there.
     
  5. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

  6. USMCSGT

    USMCSGT Out Of The Brooder

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    Now which one was the roo. The Buff or the RIR.
    He is very pretty.
     
  7. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have a rir/buff orp hen that is the best layer of my flock..It was a RIR rooster and a Buff Orp hen..

    She looks like a RIR hen....
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Check out the link to my sweet Meg that Ella posted for you. Meg has a beautiful temperament, loves to be picked up and held and is an excellent layer of large eggs.
     
  9. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
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    This is Papa, my boss roo. He is from a RIR roo and a Buff Orp hen. He is the best rooster i have ever seen. He is good with the hens,keeps order and has never been aggressive to us. He even protected my DH when a young black austrolorpe roo attacked hm. His spurs are over 3 inches long and none of my hens have spur cuts.
    Here are his spurs. Pic taken last year.
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  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:HOLY MOLEY!!!!!!!! He has enormous spurs!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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