Orpington genetics question - crossing buff with blue/black or splash

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Stefrobrts, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Stefrobrts

    Stefrobrts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2009
    Last year I crossed my BO hens with a blue cochin roo, and got some lovely girls from the mix. probably 3/4 were buff in front, blue in back, the other quarter were buff in front, black in back.


    I saved the best buff/blue boy and want to breed them together to see what the next generation looks like.

    I wonder if anyone here has experimented with these sort of mixes, and if they know what sort of mixes might come from buff to black, or buff to splash crosses? I have access to blue, buff and black orpington roos this year, but mostly buff hens. I might be able to get some splash orp hens from a friend. I'm just curious what they might look like. This is all just for fun, these are my egglaying flock, I don't show.
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    She's stunning.

    I'm also fooling around with dilution colors. I have some Dun and Lav OEG's I want to get.
  3. Jacob Temple

    Jacob Temple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2012
    i have a hen very similar she is a standard lemon blue cochin wheaten game cross

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