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Are these Buff Orpingtons?

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I can probably add pictures later.

I just got my order from Meyer Hatchery. I ordered 8 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Welsummers, 2 Partridge Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 New Hampshires. But is that truly the case? I have 2 of each color, and then a bunch of 8. But those 8 are not yellow. They're black with the white spot on the chest, much like my Australorps and Jersey Giants were when they were chicks. Is there anyway this could be a Buff Orpington? If not, I should probably contact Meyer Hatchery and inform them of the mix up. I looked, and the label had 8 Buff Orpingtons listed, and the actual person wrote in "8" under Buff Orpington. 

As much as I love Australorps, I ordered Buffs for a reason. 


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post #2 of 8

Black with white chest is definitely not BO .

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Black with white chest is definitely not BO .

Ugh. I'm not necessarily mad, sad, or bummed, but I bought Buffs, not Australorps or whatever breed these are. What do hatcheries usually do about breed mixups?

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They should fix their mix-up. Call them and let them know they sent the wrong chicks.

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Buff Orpington chick

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Buff Orpington chick

That's what I thought. I've raised them in the past. 

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Here's some pictures. Sorry for the quality. Iphone 5s at work here.

If I'm not mistaken:

The 2 yellows are my New Hampshires.

The 2 golden brown are my Rhode Island Reds.

The 2 dark brown are the Partridge Rocks.

And the other 2 are my Welsummers.

And that leaves those 8 black ones, which are looking more and more like Australorps. 

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Sounds like you know your chicks. cool.png

"Experince is the teacher of all things." Julius Ceaser

"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

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"The only real valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest" Mark Twain

 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/656727/coop-project-maken-the-plunge-getting-chickens

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