Rhode Island Red & Buff Orpington cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by greggy, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have pics of a cross between a RIR Roo, and a Buff Orpingotn hen?... I'm planning on hatching some eggs, and was wondering if that particular cross made for a good laying hen? It seems to me that at the very least it sure would be a nice looking bird.
     
  2. Bird Hearder

    Bird Hearder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So, I take you bought these birds from an indivual who hatched them? are any of them laying now?, and if so how well?
     
  4. LilBizzy

    LilBizzy Chicken Storyteller

    May 20, 2008
    Maryland
    We bought them from a man who hatches chicks, yes. But it's more of a business than a hobby- he claims to have over 500 birds. Initially we got 12, and were told there were RIR's. And out of the 11 that survived, all but one were dark colored, truly RIR looking. At age 6 weeks, we took 5 roosters and traded them for hens that were supposedly the same age, and also RIR. None of them were reddish.
    In the tomato picture on my post, the one with the tomato, and the one next to it, the darker ones, are from the original group.
    We never saw "the farm" where the chickens lived. So we really don't know what was running around there. All we know is he sold RIR's and Buff O's No other breed mentioned.
    As of now, they are just 16 weeks old, so it'll be another month before they start laying.
    They are sweet birds, no matter what the mix. And kinda pretty in their own way ( except that poor mutt roo LOL)
     
  5. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours are just about as old as mine...I'm hoping to hatch a few next spring, and keep a few hens. I'm also going to try and hatch some RIR & Barred rock hybrids too.
     
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Here's my Papa. He is the resultof a RIR rooster and buff orp hen.

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  7. greggy

    greggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    Here is my BO/RIR cross....A little cockerel ^_^ His name is Cairo. He seems to be a bit flighty right now, but hes going through the stages of becoming a roo.....His tail feathers, since i took the photo, have become MUCH darker and more upright. He has such soft feathers [​IMG]

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    His dad was the Buff Orp. and his mom was the RIR...Hope this helps you any ^_^


    *NOTE* He is the golden one in the foreground...NOT my Cuckoo Morans poullet. lol [​IMG]
     
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    garylferg New Egg

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