what do you get when you breed bbs to buff?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sdshoars, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    orps that is? i am going to keep a blue roo as my main flock rooster, and i have a few buff orpingtons, and i was wondering what turns out of those eggs? does anyone have any pictures? and i am so jealous of miss p's red roo, but i know the chances of that are slim to none, so what is the usual turn out? thanks!
     
  2. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody?
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I believe MissPrissy's Big Red that she posted about today is the result of a blue roo over buff hen. Check it out!

    If I'm wrong, she'll correct me.
     
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  4. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, i belive big red is the result of buff/ bbs... but i was wondering what normally happens when you cross them. thanks though cyn!
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I remember seeing some other pictures on here of that cross, but I don't know who had them. Hopefully they'll see this and respond.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I can tell you a little bit about the blue over buff. I had a Buff Brahma in with my Suede for a long time. The pullets were solid blue or black with tiny, almost imperceptible amts of ticking/streaking around their eyes, head and sometimes hackles. The cockerels developed lots of gold/buff in their wings, back and tails. I know it's a Brahma, but it is Buff. You could always tell the pullets from the cockerels as the gold came in. If you'd like to see pics, I'd be happy to show you, but I'm sure someone has the Orp x Orp crosses here.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe those are the blue X buffs I'm thinking of.
     
  8. sdshoars

    sdshoars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, please, post some pictures![​IMG] i am going to get a buff brahma this spring, so at least i will know what those babies will looklike! haha, thank you!
     
  9. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe it was jimhappycowboy that posted some pics a few months ago when he was needing to downsize his flock because of his health or a family members at the time.
    There were quite a few pics of those crosses and they looked pretty cool to me. I wanted to drive over there and get some but at the time the gas was TOO HIGH for a road trip.

    Jayare
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, here you go! First pic is one of the cockerels, a huge boy. Note all the buff/gold coloration that his sister below doesn't have:
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    Here is his sister, Glenda,who is solid black with tiny flecks of gold around her eyes:
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    Since I still have Glenda, here is an adult picture of her-she's a complete doll! She looks like a black Brahma, but is larger than her mother, Caroline.
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