I might have been in error, if the sire was a true Light Brahma and the hens Buff orpingtons the ehn should have been buff and the roosters Brahma unless the Rosster you got ffrom me wasn't a purebred Brahma which would have thrown the genetics into a 1/2 generation where the chick would show the 3rd generation hodgepodge coloring. On my 1st postof this thread I got the genetics backward. I must have been real tired or hurting real bad or both when I wrote it.
But to answer your question the 3 pictures show a Light Brahma cross hen (washed out black) and 2 Rock cross roosters.
Now, now Brian, you are driving me nuts!!! (smiling that big smile). I want you to do me a favour, you know how I listen to you, your words are something that mean alot, and I consider you to be my internet friend, my mentor of many things.
When you are not in pain and when you are not tired, take some time with me. YOu said in the quote above, that you must have got the genetics backwards in your first post of this thread, because you were hurting real badly or tired, sigh. I know your pain, I cannot understand it as deeply as you know it -- as you are living it -- but I can go there in my mind's eye. I know you. Probably far deeper than you understand, I almost consider myself an empath, smiling (just like Deana on Star Trek). Sounds whacky....maybe it is, maybe it is not.
I am beginning to fully understand what you speak of with the genetics of these two particular breeds when bred together. The light Brahma and the buff Orpington and the offspring, the crisscrossing of the genes in the second generation and so on. But is there any further information you would like to impart to me. I think it is becoming a little more clear than mud now, smiling again. By the way, I have crossed a silver laced wyandotte with the light brahma rooster, the resulting cockeral is going to be a show stopper, only at 6 weeks old, I gotta get a picture of him posted one day, think I'm gonna keep him just to see what comes of him, but so far, breathtaking).
I do not know if my light Brahma rooster I grew from your hatching eggs is purebred or not. I think he is. He was always the largest of the group of hatchlings and looks pretty much identical to your light Brahma roosters. I do have a current picture of him and the hens, I'll link to them, just so you can see, he is a darn nice fellow, and pretty gentle still, at the age of 15 months old. He has respect of the gals in the chickenyard, and he is a talker. Non-stop, jibber jabber all day, you can hear him coming a mile away, smiling. He is my pride and joy. Beautiful days, to love and live, my wishes for wonderful and greater health. Cindi
Ivan, the light Brahma (hope he is a purebreed, smiling).
and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, his two counterparts
Just thought I would put in a couple pics of my gold laced Wyandotte cockerals and pullets (they are 8 months old now), incubated here from eggs from a breeder. Got some nice comments about these birds from a friend that knows quite a bit about judging poultry, she didn't see them in person, but said they looked quite nice, as far as pictures can say.
Cyrus, the gold laced Wyandotte cockeral
Another shot of Cyrus
Cyrus' head shot, note the large and nicely shaped rose comb
Cyrus and two of his gals out on the grass (he has four in his clan), also one of the buff Orpingtons out on the grass with them
A picture of the silver
laced Wyandotte crossed light Brahma cockeral, 6 weeks old, really curious what a GLW cross brahma would look like after seeing this one...
Another shot of the silver laced Wyandotte cross light Brahma cockeral, 6 weeks old
A group shot of some of the light Brahma cockerals that will soon be heading off to the auction, far more cockerals than pullets in the last incubations, smiling
One of the light Brahma cockerals
Another shot of one of those light Brahma cockerals