Preparing for Barred Chocolate Orpington Project!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tigress, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. Tigress

    Tigress Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    You know those swirly milk chocolate/white chocolate hershey kisses? I was eating some of those while checking my other thread and then it came to me... [​IMG]

    I want to try to make Barred Chocolate Orpingtons! I'd have to import half of the parents, though, and manage to keep some Chocolate Orpingtons separated in another pen so I can produce pure Chocolate Orpingtons aside from the crosses.

    Here's what I got on the chicken calculator, correct me if I'm wrong please:

    Chocolate (Orp) X Barred (Corrected: Rock instead of Cochin) = 50% Black Unicolor Barred (Split Chocolate) and 50% Chocolate Unicolor
    Black Unicolor Barred (Split Chocolate) Mutt x Chocolate Orp = 25% Black Unicolor Barred, 25% Black Unicolor Barred (Split Chocolate), 50% Chocolate Unicolor Barred

    Is this right?

    And then of course I'd have to work on the clean leg thing...

    Another thing, last week my mom got an awesome new job and we are looking at moving sometime before next January, so as soon as we move I can import these guys! Isn't that great? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Oh, and I'll also import two or three other things with the Chocolate Orps, I just won't tell you what they are until they get here [​IMG] I have decided what I want now.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
  2. le neige homme

    le neige homme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Yeah, I'll be curious to see how that works out for ya.
  3. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Use a barred rock, not a cochin. They are more similar in type to an Orp & it will take less work to get back to the Orp look.
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Quote:[​IMG] Good Luck!
  5. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2010
    Providence, RI
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  6. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    AWESOME!!!! Can I buy some when you develop it!?!?!?!
  7. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

    Aug 11, 2009
    Taunton, MA
    Maybe a black orp X Lemon cucko Orp? You can research what that would come out to.
  8. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    I will be patiently waiting for pictures and results!! Sounds very exciting!!
  9. Tigress

    Tigress Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    If I used a Barred Rock I would get sex-linked offspring, right? I suck at understanding the sex-linked genes for some reason. But if they were sex-linked it would be SO much easier.

    Could someone walk me through what I would get if I used a Barred Rock roo vs a Barred Rock hen? In both generations if possible?

    I'm expirimenting with the suggestion of Lemon Cuckoo and Chocolate as well, will post that after I figure it out.


    Edit: whoops meant black not chocolate [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2010
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Are you in the U.S.?
    Are you using true Chocolate birds or Dun birds...


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