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Well, now I'm stumped. Breed help?

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So I bought two dozen "buff orphington" eggs. They hatched yesterday...I now have 13 chicks that are almost entirely black and brown with feathered feet. I have absolutely no idea what they are. Some of the eggs were smaller. I thought they were just eggs from young hens...now I'm wondering if they were bantam eggs. Any thoughts? I only took pictures of a couple of them because they all look the same. smile.png

The browns




The blacks(with white bellies)


The only two that I *think* are actually buff orps. Anyone confirm?

Edited by OTTB228 - 12/3/15 at 8:58am

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Looks like you got a whole bag of mixed breeds so far. Unfortunately that's about all that can be told at this age. The possible Orps look like Orps so far but I wouldn't believe it until they're grown. Check back in 8 or more weeks with updated pictures and we may be able to narrow down what breeds might be involved in the mixes.
Edited by QueenMisha - 12/3/15 at 9:39am

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Looks like you got a whole bag of mixed breeds so far. Unfortunately that's about all that can be told at this age. The possible Orps look like Orps so far but I wouldn't believe it until they're grown. Check back in 8 or more weeks with updated pictures and we may be able to narrow down what breeds might be involved in the mixes.


X2 on QueenMisha's post.

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Will do, thanks!

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post #5 of 9

Send the pics to the seller and ask them what's up.

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Will do, thanks!


You're welcome.

post #7 of 9

I think you need to get a refund if you paid for buff orp eggs.

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agree with Queen Misha

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So I forgot to come back and tell y'all what I found out! A Black Cooper Maran Roo got in with the Buff Orpingtons and these guys were the result. I don't have any updated pictures but they are seriously cute!

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