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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by laughingllama75, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My friend wants to get some hatching eggs and there is an ad on CL saying this
    "rooster is black, and the eggs come from 3 black hens, 3 buff hens, and 1 blue hen. All my birds are two years old and are originally from Sand Hill Preservation Center."

    what colors would she get, and do orpingtons come in black? thanks in advance for you help,
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw that add lol yes they do come in black I dont know what the colors would be on the peeps though
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] sad, we have nothing better to do on a friday night but peruse through CL and see what we can find, LOL. [​IMG]
    Thanks for the reply, I am not too sure about different "big" chicken breeds, but ask me about banties, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
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    If the black roo & black hens hooked up, you'd get black chicks.
    If the black roo & blue hens hooked up, you'd get black & blue chicks.
    If the black roo hooked up with the buff hens, then I'm not sure what you'd get but, they'd still be pretty I bet.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I would have to say the blue and buff might give something like a blue wheaton buff looking bird. thats my wild guess.

    Not long ago, someone in here posted some pics of their Blue x Buff Orp crosses chicks on here. They were beautiful too!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a chick that was blue orp roo and buff orp hen - his feathering is buff and black

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  7. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, thats a cool looking chick.......thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
    And thanks everyone for the replies, I appreciate it.
     

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