What color would you produce with a Blue orpington roo over a red orpington hen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Juley, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Juley

    Juley Out Of The Brooder

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    Thinking about crossing my blue orpington roo with red orp hens but was wondering if it would produce attractive birds or just some sort of muddled mess of a color. Any thoughts from you chicken wizards out there?

    Thanks,
    Jules
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purple Orpingtons of course. No from what I can see it looks like the offspring would be black and blue. Could be some leakage of colors.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've not heard of red Orpingtons. Do you mean buff?
     
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    Bama1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Juley

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    No, there are actually red orpingtons. Not too common in the U.S., more so in U.K. They are dark red like RIR but with physical characteristics of orps. Very pretty. Like a RIR with mall hair ;-)
     
  6. Juley

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    Almost had my city kid hubby convinced they would be purple;-) anything to justify more chickens!
     

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