NH Red hens and Buff Orpington rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by alaskapalo, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. alaskapalo

    alaskapalo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I just got a Buff rooster from a friend who didn't like watching him do his job:lol: I have NH red hens.
    And so what would the outcome be if one of my hens when broodie???

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Chicks would be barnyard mix, just a cross of breeds. This cross wouldn't give you sex-linked chicks, but they'd be nice layers and the cockerals should get big enough to eat if you're so inclined.
     
  3. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    they would be very pretty hens with a splash of red on the breast. I have a blue orp and buff mix that is great. Gloria Jean
     
  4. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They would be buff colored birds with less black in the tail and wings than the NH.

    Tim
     
  5. alaskapalo

    alaskapalo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok... I am not into showing or any thing so I guess there would be no problem. I am just into happy chickens and there eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They would be buff colored birds with less black in the tail and wings than the NH.

    Tim

    Yep. I crossed a BO roo on RIR hens before and their offspring was the color of NHs, so a BO X NH cross should be a bit lighter than a ND and a bit darker than a BO.
     
  7. alaskapalo

    alaskapalo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any one have picts???
    Thank you!!!!!
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of "Goldilocks," my Rhode Island Red x Buff Orpington pullet. Sorry for the bad pic, it doesn't do her justice. [​IMG]
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    A New Hampshire x Buff Orpington would give very similar results. Notice that she has a black tail, and is darker than a Buff, but lighter than a RIR. [​IMG]

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  9. alaskapalo

    alaskapalo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is very pretty!!!! Thank you for indulging my curiosity. [​IMG]
     
  10. riverman

    riverman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my mystery lady, after much contemplation I think I've narrowed her down to being a New Hampshire Red X Buff Orpington mix. This is what the hens might look like for you!

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