Lots of pics: Speckled Sussex X Buff Orp -PIC on pg 1, 2 & 5

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hinkjc, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For those following our jubilee project, here are some updated pics of our first cross for this part of the project. They are 50/50 sussex/buff orp. I think the color is beautiful. It will be interesting to see next generation when we get there.

    Just to give some background, I'll share some of their younger pics to show how they changed.

    This is them as babies (ignore the black chick):
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    Getting their first plumage:
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    And now (sorry for so many pics..it was hard getting pics of them on range):
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'll be right over to pick them all up. Thanks! LOL


    The color of those is awesome!
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    They are gorgeous! And all the chicks were identical?
    I have my big SS roo in with my orps & rocks and I've been wondering what kind of offspring I'd get. Nice!
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Amazing! That's going to be a fun project to watch.
     
  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Is the Buff Orp the mama or the papa?
     
  6. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    Will they get speckled?
     
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    MP - hehe, somehow I knew you'd say that. [​IMG] They would look lovely running around your yard with your Big Red boy.

    HappyMtn - yes, the chicks were basically all the same color at hatch. Although now that they are in full plumage, some are darker red and some lighter toned.

    Tuff - Thanks! I'm really enjoying watching the various aspects of this project progress. I wish birds didn't take so long to mature.

    Ridgerunner - The Buff Orps were the mamas.

    insiderart - These birds will not get speckled, but we're working towards that. They carry the genes to get there. We also have another line going which is a little further along and some of them are speckled (mille fleur) patterned, so it's coming along....just very slowly.
     
  8. TimG

    TimG Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Am I right to guess that the speckled trait is recessive, that the Speckled Sussex carries the two recessive genes and the Buff Orpingtons two dominant non-speckled genes?

    So, once you cross these back to a Speckled Sussex you will get 1/2 speckled?
     
  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    They look great!!!!!
     
  10. Night Watcher

    Night Watcher Out Of The Brooder

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    They are cute!!!! [​IMG]
     

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