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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by crooked stripe, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

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    I have a white leghorn roo. He is the only roo to survive the day old stages. If he mates with the buff orps and the black australorps what will the out come be. The buff orps and the black australorps are so tame and friendly and the leghorn is real skiddish. Would this be a bad thing to happen? I just hate the thought of raising another buff orp roo from day old till the breeding age. What are your thoughts? John
     
  2. CUDA

    CUDA Songster

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    Most of the traits come from the hens, but when you mix breeds, you will get a variety, nothing you can do about that. Nothing wrong with it either, unless you want to keep them pure.
     
  3. cgmccary

    cgmccary Songster 10 Years

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    The male gives two genes for plummage color while the female gives only one gene.
     

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