what will i get if i cross a white orpington hen with a buff orpington rooster

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bantamhen66, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. bantamhen66

    bantamhen66 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a show quality trio of white orpington's last spring. My rooster, and a hen was killed by a fox. I have the 1 hen left, and was wondering what to breed her with this spring.
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I dont know if the whites are based on dominant white or recessive, in anycase if you would like to reproduce the white orp you would have to use a good quality Orp to start with, the color would not matter as the F1s will not be white but you would be picking the best male from that cross and mate him back to white orp female, and select the best males from that line to do a back cross too... OR.. you could get more white orps and save you about 2 years of line breeding...
     

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