what if you breed gold to red

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redchicken, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what do you get? (this is a dark red)
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Gold is buff, I believe. I have a RIR roo over Buff Orp hen pullet. She is a flaming, bright red with golden hightlights. Just a more iridescent red.
     
  3. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that sounds really cool if it's not too much to ask can you post a pic?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Hard to get pics to show the iridescence in her feathers, but here is Meg (Nutmeg)
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  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty hen.How well does she lay?
     
  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that looks cool but my red would be a bit darker than rode island red so just a bit darker I think
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Meg is a very good layer. The RIR sire of Meg was a very very dark one, not a hatchery bird and the Buff Orps were exhibition size ones. The sire also produced my pure RIR pullet, Scarlett, now owned by rooster-red. So, I would say Meg's lines were very dark. Here is her pure RIR,half sister, Scarlett, same dad-I'd say that's pretty dark:
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