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Buff rock and Buff orpington

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I am just wondering if there is a way to tell the difference between a Buff Rock, and Buff orpington at about 2 weeks old, leg color or ?   Thank you in advance.

post #2 of 11

BO have white legs as I have just learned with my 4week old BO.

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post #3 of 11

Rocks have yellow legs, Orpingtons have a pale greyish pink.

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post #4 of 11

I am pretty sure Buff Orpingtons have White Eggs and Buff Rocks have Yellow Eggs

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post #5 of 11
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I have a brown egg layer mix, they are 2 weeks old, and my buff colored ones have light orange legs I believe, so I will guess that makes them buff rocks?  Maybe I can get a pic.

Your little one is very cute!

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Here is a pic
[img]http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/thumbs/24322_little_chicks_011.jpg

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Originally Posted by ThreeBoysChicks 

I am pretty sure Buff Orpingtons have White Eggs and Buff Rocks have Yellow Eggs


Or maybe legs?

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post #8 of 11

yuckyuck Orps and rocks both lay brown eggs.  just for clarification

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Tammy - NPIP #113  Member-APA, ABA - WV State Representative, ASBC - WV State Representative, United Orpington Club.

Breeder and Exhibitor of Large Fowl and Bantam Orpingtons, and Bearded Silkies

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post #9 of 11

hmm okay my turn ... our little ones are just over 4 weeks  old now.  Supposed to be buff orpingtons ... according to hatchery.
I keep reading about leg color, etc and I'm afraid I may not have bo's, either.

Any thoughts?

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Edited by Nana2KJS - 3/28/09 at 1:05am

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post #10 of 11
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I just saw your post, but wanted to let you know that my little one did have yellow or orangish legs and they are getting lighter and lighter so now I think they may be Opingtons after all.  smile  However either way nice little chicks.

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