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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OSUman, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:The one standing is not a Buff Orpington. Buff Orpingtons do not have yellow skin. The leg color should be an off-white color because Orpingtons have white skin. If your other birds have yellow legs as well, I would contact the breeder. I would lean more towards a Buff Plymouth Rock.

    The darker colored one looks to be a production Red. Which varies in color from a pale gold to a dark red, depending on the hatchery. They are different than sex-links, but will still have a fairly good rate of lay.
     
  2. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:The one standing is not a Buff Orpington. Buff Orpingtons do not have yellow skin. The leg color should be an off-white color because Orpingtons have white skin. If your other birds have yellow legs as well, I would contact the breeder. I would lean more towards a Buff Plymouth Rock.

    The darker colored one looks to be a production Red. Which varies in color from a pale gold to a dark red, depending on the hatchery. They are different than sex-links, but will still have a fairly good rate of lay.

    I agree, those are most certainly Buff Rocks and not Orpingtons, very pretty though. [​IMG] Here is a picture of my Buff Rocks taken yesterday, they are 6 weeks old. Yellow legs on Rocks and white on Orps.

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  3. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those of you that have BO roosters are they friendly and easy on the girls?I have had different breeds of roosters in the past and they were nasty and very hard on the girls pulling out feathers on there heads and necks and making there backs featherless.There has allways been about 25 hens to one rooster and this still happens so I am without a rooster right now so the girls can grow back there feathers.I know this is a meek and mellow breed so was just wondering,I really would like to have a rooster again I miss the crowing.
     
  4. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Far as friendly goes. I find that to be an individual trait more then a breed trait. One of my least trusted boys is Tonka. While everything else about him is very desireable, his attitude is always in question. Now my boy Thurston is a sweetheart that anyone can handle. He is like a big puppy dog. When you talk at him he turns his head like he ubderstands what your sayin. Most of my Orp boyz are that way. Except TONKA!
     
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  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I have another question about the orpingtons,can you get the different colors out of two buffs or will they all be buff colored?I would eventually have all orpingtons and I like all the colors,tell me how that works.If I had a blue or black orpington rooster over a buff hen will I get more than one color chick?Thnaks for answering my questions.
     
  6. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even though I got lucky taking a non Orpington Black Australorp to a purebred Buff Orpington, who's offpsring does produce solid color Blacks and Blues. It was not a good idea. Nor do I encourage it. The Red leakage will be there for generations IF you try to get Blues and Blacks from that breeding combo. I would not give away any offspring knowing the possibility of these defects. No one who knows would want any of the risk from an outcross with that breeding. However, IF there are a given trait or two that makes a breeding of a Buff to a Black or Blue worth rolling the dice, where the result would give you an offspring that is no where else to be found. And the offspring is for your OWN USE, I would say the offspring will be very vigorous and in general very healthy. NOT very marketable. Thus, it is your own flock. You manage them the way that fits your needs.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I agree with the others who have said the one standing is a rock and not an orp....do the others have yellow legs too?
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:If you start mixing buffs with black & blues you end up with a mess and no pure colors.
     
  9. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

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    I've saw several people posting about crossing Blue Orps with the Buff Orps and wondering what the resulting chicks would look like and have saw all the replies and while I agree you will not get any pure colors from this cross I don't agree that you'll just get a mess, (and before someone gets upset about this statement let me say not everyone cares about or wants only purebred birds they just want a pretty flock of birds). About 4 years ago I had several Buff hens from Catalpa Farms and didn't have a rooster so I did cross them with my Blue rooster and here are several pictures of the resulting chicks after they had feathered out. Now while I did not keep any of these. I did let a really good friend of mine have them and she still has them to this day and you couldn't pay her to take any purebred or pure colored bird over these. ( I know i've tried my best to get her to sell them and told her I would let her have some pure Blue's, Blacks and Splashes but she absolutely refuses. She thinks these are the prettiest chickens she's ever had. And at 4 years old these hens are now weighing in at 10 to 12 lbs each and still giving her more eggs than she knows what to do with.

    Now me personally I would rather have the pure colors, but you've got to admit these are some pretty colored Orpingtons even if they aren't a pure color

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  10. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'd say if she has 12 lbs hens, she needs to get a nice type Black Orpington purebred male to take to them. And wouldn't surprise me at all she gets solid color babies.
     

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