Lavender roo and buff orpington hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by buffs only, May 23, 2011.

  1. buffs only

    buffs only Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 32 buff orp hens that I got from McMurray seven weeks ago, they gave me one free mystery chick that has turned out to be a lavender orp rooster. If I were to try to hatch some eggs what would the offspring look like?

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Terrible. [​IMG]



    If he REALLY is a Lavender Orp, which, since when did any big hatchery have them? - Then him and a bunch of Buffs would make a bunch of black and brown splotchy looking "mutt" type colored Orpingtons. Their body type also would be terrible, I have to tell you, because hatchery Buff Orpingtons are far from the standard, and most Lavender Orpingtons are amazingly even farther.


    But, if you're just looking for some hardy good egg layers, you'll get 'em. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    I think you need to breed lavender to black if you can't get lavender hens, right?
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I don't believe any hatchery has Lav Orpingtons-is that what the hatchery told you??
     
  5. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not have lavender orpingtons......
     
  6. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we need a picture for this one.
     
  7. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is lavender first generation would be funcy but secound back to laveder would be cool
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:HUH?? I'll have what she's having!!!!
     
  9. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:HUH?? I'll have what she's having!!!!

    havent u ever seen porcelain. silkies there from buff to lavender back to lavender
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Although technically not Porcelain in color. [​IMG] (isabel spangled)



    Are you sure it isn't a Blue Orpington, or something of the likes?
     

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