What kind of rooster should I breed with my buff orpington hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henry19952, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. henry19952

    henry19952 Out Of The Brooder

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    I own 16 buff orpington hens, and I want to breed them. However, I want to mix breeds. What is a good type of rooster to add in to make a nice 'mutt' breed?
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I crossed a Rhode Island Red rooster over some Buff Orp hens and produced some really nice looking birds, both cockerels and pullets. Nice size and shape to them. Reminds me of New Hampshires with Buff Orp body shape and white legs.
     
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How bout a White Leghorn roo,you'll get some buff sex links out of em. If thats the correct term.They will look sort of like golden comets.
     
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.T. Hagan :

    I crossed a Rhode Island Red rooster over some Buff Orp hens and produced some really nice looking birds, both cockerels and pullets. Nice size and shape to them. Reminds me of New Hampshires with Buff Orp body shape and white legs.

    I second that. I have abeautiful RIR/BO rooster.​
     
  5. henry19952

    henry19952 Out Of The Brooder

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    Could y'all post any pics??? Thanks!!
     
  6. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will here in a moment after I upload a good one.......
     
  7. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you breed a Barred Rock roo you can get chickens with white at the neck and the rest barred.
     
  8. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here he is
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also vote RIR roo! This cross makes beautiful dark gold to orange birds with black or green tails. The pullets will also be excellent layers. [​IMG]
     
  10. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you want the mutts for egg production, meat or both?
    Joe
     

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