Opinions Wanted on My Orpingtons Please....nevermind

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tony, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who would YOU pen with who?
    So far I`m thinking Roo#2 with black/grey pullet (pic #1 of pullets)
     
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  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I have no idea how you would pen them, but maybe someone will know.

    There sure are some pretty ones! What are they mixed with?


    What do you want to achieve? A certain color?
     
  3. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Tazcat.
    These are the result of blue orpington roosters with 2 buffs and a black orpington hens.
    As far as what color I want to acheive, I`m clueless at this point. lol
     
  4. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks anyway.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry...I guess I don't really know what you're wanting? If you have no direction for color, temperament or type...then pen them all together?
     
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Tony its gonna be tough to say what your gonna get by breeding them back to each other, its gonna be a toss up as you don't know what each of them is carrying or hiding..

    You know what was used to make some of them, however all those genes coming together would be a fun project messing with

    All you could do is pair them up in pairs and test hatch each pair/group to see what hatches out from them..

    id take a BlueXBO and put it with a buff again to start and see what happens if you can make a pair from that..

    Charlie
     
  7. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Charlie, BlueXBO sounds like a pretty good start, I will definately try that.
    I`m thinking maybe pair up the roos and hens according to their colors.
    For example, the first hen pictured (below "roo#4" ) doesn`t "show" visable buff coloring in her feathers, so maybe I`ll stay away from a roo that does have the visable buff in his feathers and see what hatches out eventually. and maybe the 2 similar black/orange hens (pic 2 of hens) with roo #4.
    Wow, this is going to get CRAZY, I`m going to need alot more coops.
     
  8. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Interesting project, Tony! It will be interesting to see the next generation! Keep us posted.
     
  9. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Skeeter, I definately will.[​IMG]
     
  10. EweSheep

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    Number four rooster would be a good Sussex pattern on Orps project. Or Golden Laced Orpington [​IMG]
     

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