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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by miasria, May 20, 2015.
Photos from today. My young rooster is becoming quite handsome. Not what I expected.
Would you breed this cross again? Or would you prefer purebred buffs over this cross?
No. I am going to breed these to lavender in an out cross. I should get some lavenders. I was very disappointed in the colors, however they should be good layers. !
But they are still purebred orpingtons.
Are they as meaty as the buffs? I like dual purpose birds and I am relying on a 5 week old to be a roo. Fingers crossed!
Yes, exactly like the adults but still young. I'm hoping since the lavender rooster sire was a complete outcross the vitality should be good. My original hens I've been very pleased with.
Thanks for the pictures. Now I know what to expect from my LO breeding our BO hens should he stop being so darned shy.
I'm also hoping for Welsummer/BO crosses to show off should one of our hens go broody come next spring. I can almost imagine the color combination of a B/O rooster with a Welsummer momma and vice versa.
I'm going to play around with these colors for awhile.
I took these today of my lavender x buff Orpington cross. They have turned out quite beautiful. I have a lavender rooster.
Pretty nice, mine are still growing up, i ended up with only 5 out of 15, some i gave away and others got eaten by cats sadly but now the ones that were left are quite big to survive although I already made them a cage