My "Rainbow" Colored Orpingtons.... Attn: Tadkerson

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. tadkerson

    tadkerson Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    Nope. Sex linked birds usually have some type of black tailed red as the male part of the cross and most use a RIR. So that would explain the RIR look. The bird needs another columbian restrictor to clear up the smut. Male birds that are not wheaten tend to show smut more than wheaten birds. In females that are wheaten the melanotic gene causes them to be a dark wheaten color. I have some smut showing up in my rhode island red that are not wheaten. The blues have melanotic or charcoal and other undocumented genes that add black to a chicken.

    Are you planning on making a red orpington from the male?

  2. Tony

    Tony Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    Nope, I have no plans at this time to make any reds. I`m leaving that one up to MissPrissy, I`ll try to get eggs from her eventually once shes completed her project.[​IMG]
    The red roo will probably be sold, I want to put more effort into pure orps and could use the space he and the white one are occupying.
    Thanks, Tony
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I have a rhode island red from Julie's stock that will go in his pen as soon as she is ready [​IMG]

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