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What happens when you cross

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SmallFarmUSA, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    ...A Blue-laced Red Wyandotte roo with a buff Orpington hen? Has anyone had experience with these or can answer some questions such as:
    Pictures of what they'll look like?
    Egg color?
    Avg. eggs per year?
    Tendency to go broody?
    Basically any other info that comes to mind?

    This is one of those "I thought my hen was eaten by a hawk, but found her sitting on a clutch of eggs three weeks later - now what?" moments. Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I think some of your answers can deduced by what each breed brings to the table. Egg color will be brown since they both lay brown eggs. My BOs have a tendency to be broody - I think Wyandottes less so. I don't know what they will look like but it seems like it would be an attractive cross??? I have read that BOs and Wyandottes lay 180-220 eggs/year. I think you'd get a good natured chicken - at least the BO side....they have been a little friendlier than the Wyandottes I've had. Just my 2 cents worth....and I'm sure worth about that much! [​IMG]
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry, forgot to add he's currently about 3 months, but about two months in that picture, we will see how he develops.
     
  5. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! BLRW are a new breed to me, and I only have a rooster, so know very little about them. :) I'm curious to see if some might keep the lacing.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I think the first generation cross will be mostly a darker orange like my rooster is, the second generation crosses might bring out some lacing after that, but i only had the one from a BLRW, the cross with my SLW ended up a columbian color.

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    Here a more recent photo, he has black in his tail.
     
  7. SmallFarmUSA

    SmallFarmUSA Out Of The Brooder

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    He's quite handsome, thanks for the pictures!
     
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