has anyone ever crossed a rhode island white and a buff orpington?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by williamsvicki3, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. williamsvicki3

    williamsvicki3 Out Of The Brooder

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    just wondering what the results of this would be. I know a rhode island white and a rhode island red makes isa browns. but what about the white and the buff orp. i would love to see pics of this. thanks!
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I had RIR x Buff Orps. They were awesome! You should check out the chicken calculator.
     
  3. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Do a search, there have been lots of threads on this one. Speckledhen has a very pretty girl from that cross. Mine is the biggest of my girls, and she just started laying. Her body type and feathering are orpington and her color is slightly darker than a RSL. She is developing some nice lacing on her feathers. She is bigger than my buff orp hens.
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hey I also plan to do this cross with my Rhode Island White Pullets and a Buff Orp roo. they are still young now. I crossed a Buff roo with a CornishXrock hen one time and got a beautiful hen that had a buff head, buff lacing towards her breast and solid white towards the back end and tail. I hope the Buff X RIWs will be about the same.
     
  5. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I crossed a Buff roo with a CornishXrock hen one time and got a beautiful hen that had a buff head, buff lacing towards her breast and solid white towards the back end and tail. I hope the Buff X RIWs will be about the same.

    Buff Orp X RIW ought to be sex links. RIW are said to be silver. They will not have the same appearance of the Buff Orp X white meat hybrids. It sounds as if the white meat hybrids were, in that instance, dominant white (& probably other genes) on black.​
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Buff Orp X RIW ought to be sex links. RIW are said to be silver. They will not have the same appearance of the Buff Orp X white meat hybrids. It sounds as if the white meat hybrids were, in that instance, dominant white (& probably other genes) on black.

    Yeah, the cornish cross was dominant white because when I crossed her wiith a RIR, all the chicks were white with black dots, I just hope I get something similar to the one I got from this cross.
     
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just hope I get something similar to the one I got from this cross.

    That would be unlikely because RIW are said to be silver rather than black under the white.
    It was the black under the hybrid (& the single dominant white gene) which caused the effect. Without the black it will not work you will just get sex links, presuming the female to be the RIW.​
     
  8. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That would be unlikely because RIW are said to be silver rather than black under the white.
    It was the black under the hybrid (& the single dominant white gene) which caused the effect. Without the black it will not work you will just get sex links, presuming the female to be the RIW.

    Yes the hens will be the RIWs and I know they will be sexlinks. What colors do you thinks they would be. I would think buff/golden and white hens and white roos.
     
  9. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    What colors do you thinks they would be. I would think buff/golden and white hens and white roos.

    More or less.
    Rather than having buff heads & front with the white markings with much of the latter half of the birds fading to white as you had with your buff orp X meat hybrids, I'd expect the pullets would probably be buff with just their tails & possibly flights, white. The males would probably mature to be white with brassy hackles & possibly other gold leakage, maybe on the shoulders.​
     

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