Orps

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by gamebirdsonly, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    I was wonder what The chicks would look like if i mix a buff rooster orp with my blues,blacks and spalash hens. I would like a Black Or Blue Orp but no one sells them around here and i only see Buff roosters for sell.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You will get some chicks that look buff, some that look blue or black and some that look like some of both with colors bleeding through.

    They will be pure orpingtons BUT they won't be pure buff or pure bbs and for many breeders that would make them the same as your every day variety barnyard mutts.

    However, you could get a great color out of them and get a jump on a fabulous color like I did.

    Woot!

    Go for it but don't try to pass them along as pure bbs orps. You'll have some very angry people coming after you for it.
     
  3. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks. I might just go head and get a buff.
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I have a couple of black cockerels and I'm close enough to you to arrange for you to get one. Let me know.
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a beautiful solid Black Orp pullet that just started laying last week.Her father was a Blue Orp and her mother was a Buff.She will carry the buff gene more than likely and could throw mostly buff chicks.
     
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