have a few ? on breeding

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jimmythechicken, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    my girls want to breed the chickens next spring for hens they have back blue an buff orp an comets.they have a black blue an orp roosters. is it still a pure orp if a black an buff breed an what do they come out like.an what about the comets if a orp an comet breed what is the out come.also we are getting a few more birds should i get black giants,buffs,rr,or red stars.any help please thankyou jim

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Yes If you breed a Black orp to a Buff orp, the chicks will technically be pure Orpingtons, just mutty colored.
    Here is some possible colors on post 5 https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=320183

    your Comets are the typical comets that are red with white tails, then breeding a black roo to them should give white birds probably with black spots ( its not splash though, its from the Dominant white in the comet hens, unless your black roo may be gold based then you may get some more gold colored chicks.

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