White leghorn rooster over buff orp hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JLfarm, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was wandering what this cross would look like. And if it would be a good egg layer ? I don't know I I put this question under the right forum but thanks for any reply.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    White Leghorns are usually dominant white, so all the chicks will be white in color, maybe with a few colored feathers. They usually look a lot like a leghorn, but a little bulkier, they are decent layers, better than the orps (not as broody) but not as good as the pure leghorns.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I agree with Kelsie. They would mature as white birds with dark flecking. Body type midway between leghorn and orpington, and they would be good layers.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, white birds with flecks of color. I'm not sure what the benefit would be from this cross--you'd lose some productivity from the leghorn, and some size from the Orpington. They're pretty much opposites on the chicken spectrum.
     
  5. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help I just had a couple hatch and I thought that they were leghorn x buffs he is white with a black dot on his head
     
  6. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ]Here are some update pics of the little guy.
    He has a nice carcass and is heavy

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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think that is a White Leghorn/Buff Orpington cross...you shouldn't have any dark flecking. It should be mostly white with some gold/buff maybe even reddish bleed through.

    What else is in the flock that might have created this?

    I have some Leghorn crosses with heavier layers and they lay well...just not as well as the Leghorns...and is heavier than a Leghorn but not meaty by any stretch of the imagination.

    My 2 cents.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  8. JLfarm

    JLfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few EEs but I know the mom was BO
     

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