orpington color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by scbatz33, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I've looked up alot of posts and can't find an exact answer to this: What happens when you cross a buff hen to a blue or black roo?

    That is to say, would you get a mix of buff and blue/black or would one color mask the other color?
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  2. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    All sorts of things can happen! I believe that MissPrissy's Red came from that mating.
  3. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    The head, breast & shoulders, part of back have varying degrees of buff with black markings. Rest of bird mostly black. Could replace black with blue on a blue buff mating. [​IMG]
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Thanks for the info. I was emailed this question earlier and just had no clue how to answer it.
  5. Tony

    Tony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2008
  6. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    i got some buffs but mostly mixed color chick there breast is one color then the wing and but are mixed colored they're pretty
  7. Big Blue

    Big Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2008
    Quote:Hope to find out with Buff Sussex rooster x Splash Jersey Giant. The eggs are in the bator now.

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