will buff orpington/golden comet mix work?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by davecash, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my buff orpington rooster is busy at my farm,.. hes mating with my rir, and my golden comets.. i have to ask, will the fertile eggs hatch into a comet/buff orp mix, or not, cause my comets are sex linked..

    IS THERE ANY THING THAT YOU CANNOT BREED TOGETHER?
     
  2. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just a new at chickens but I think it would be like other animals of the same species. No problem physicaly and you end up with 'muts' as babies [​IMG]


    The only issue I could see if if you have giant of a roo and a tiny hen.. .then he could hurt her just by his wieght alone... maybe *shrug*
     
  3. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, other people can put on their two cents too.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    All chickens can breed with each other. Your resulting chicks will be basically mutts, not sexlinked so you can tell the sexes for sure at hatch time.
     
  5. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Everything mixes up just fine. [​IMG] Here are my Buff Orp/Golden Comet chicks.

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    I've crossed: My Buff Orp rooster with Barred Rock, Jersey Black Giant, RIR, and Golden Comet hens. I've also crossed my EE rooster with RIR, Golden Comet, Jersey Black Giant and SLW hens. I haven't had any hatchability problems 99% of the eggs I've set have hatched and all the offspring have been healthy, so cross away!
     
  6. davecash

    davecash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is the advantages of the bufforp/gold comet mix
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    There is no particular advantage that I know of.

    I chose to breed Ella the Golden Comet because she is 4 years old, is a good layer, has no health problems and a great temperament. I paired her with my Buff Orp Jack because he is heavier and handles the cold well and is a nice rooster to be around. I hope the chicks have the same characteristics. [​IMG]
     
  8. wclawrence

    wclawrence Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like you will be having some nice layers!!! Usually mutts will lay about in between the amount of mamma and daddy(well, maybe his sisters [​IMG])
     
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