Quick question on breed.... no one will answer in the breeding section

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Urbanchickenfarmer, May 17, 2009.

  1. Urbanchickenfarmer

    Urbanchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2009
    Woodburn, OR
    Does anyone know if its possible to make Lemon Blue Orpingtons.... or is lemon blue not a color achieved by mixing colors of breeds.
  2. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    OOOOOHHHH!!! That's a great question! I sooo wish I knew the answer! [​IMG] I'm sure there is someone on here who will know the answer. I saw some pics on here of Lemon Blue Cochins that made me [​IMG] !!!
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    That would be intresting to know. I wonder if it can happen though because they are not multi colored like cochin can be.[​IMG] Orpingtons are usually just one color. They sure would be pretty.[​IMG]
  4. Urbanchickenfarmer

    Urbanchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2009
    Woodburn, OR
    Hmmmm.... maybe i should try doing that with my buff orpington and blue orpington..... need to make a bator first.
  5. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Albuquerque, NM
    Use broody hens. I do and it works fine [​IMG]
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  6. Urbanchickenfarmer

    Urbanchickenfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2009
    Woodburn, OR
    ya i know... hens work better than a bator... but none of my hens are broody right now....... i keep waiting and waiting and waiting but nothing yet.... i want them to go broody so much... cause then i can get eggs... because my friend is the one that would hatch them for me but his are full.... only 5 of the eggs are from my hens.
  7. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any colour that's been done is possible.....& then some. [​IMG]

    Buff X blue will not give lemon blue, or anything like. [​IMG]
    I think lemon blue is probably inhibitor of gold on blue duckwing bird.
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've just looked at lemon blue birds on feathersite. They look as if they're blue birchen (or is it called crowwing?) & probably not inhibitor of gold.
    Last edited: May 17, 2009
  9. upthecreek

    upthecreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    South Alabama
    I think that Lemon Blue comes from a cross of Brown Red and Blue . It's my understanding that the OldEnglish breeders get Lemon Blues with this cross .

  10. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think brown red, birchen (gold), & crowing are probably names for the same thing, though brown red might have mahogany....they're all ER birds. A cross between an ER with a blue then the offspring back to an ER bird would get some offspring which are lemon blue as in the pics on Feathersite.

    When trying to find pictures of what was meant by "lemon blue" I found some pictures of some cochins described as "lemon blue" which are a totally different colour.
    They don't look as if they'd breed true. One might achieve that effect from crossing blue with buff & possibly various crosses between offspring & parents.
    Last edited: May 18, 2009

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