Orpington/Campine? Would they make a good mix?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Noobiechickluv, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Noobiechickluv

    Noobiechickluv Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone just gave us a breeding pair of silver campines. But I just love my Buff Orpingtons. What do you guys think about breeding them? I would love any thoughts, since I'm new to this. Here's a shot of my rooster and favorite Orpington
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    They're so different it would be interesting to see which side of the family the chicks would take after. If you would consider them an improvement on the parents depends on what you like, they'd probably be flightier and smaller and not as winter hardy as the orps and bigger and calmer than the camps, probably would lay about the same number of eggs which would be lighter brown, not as likely to go broody....
     
  3. Noobiechickluv

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    Seems about right. The more I think about it, I can't really see a benefit. Guess I'll just try and breed my campines.... then maybe trade some for more fluffy orps.
     

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