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Buff Orpington or Buff Rock?

post #1 of 22
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I have two 'Buff Orpington' pullets that I bought from feedstore back in March. I never took into consideration the foot color, and noticed a few months ago that one of them has a yellow beak, and yellow legs and feet instead of white. I would show you a pic, but Buff Orpingtons and Buff Rocks look almost identical. Both pullets look fully grown, and the one with the yellow is a tad bigger then the one with the white. Could she just not be purebred? Or do you think she got mixed with the Buff Orpingtons by accident and is probably a Buff Rock?


Edited by australorp_breeder - 1/13/10 at 5:02pm
Owner of 3 Black Jersey Giant hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, 1 Buff Rock hen, 1 Blue Cochin hen, 1 EE pullet, 1 show quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster FOR SALE, and 1 black Australorp cockerel.
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post #2 of 22

I'd bet she is a Rock..

Chris

 

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Society for the Preservation of Poultry Antiquities http://sppa.webs.com/

Breeding Large Fowl Single and Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds to APA Standard


"I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals, and other branches of a husbandman's cares." – 

George Washington

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post #3 of 22

ditto

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post #4 of 22

Same here.

Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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post #5 of 22

We have both here..Our Buff Rock is a bit bigger than the BO and she lays like a rock as well..a wee bit better lol We love our rocks here..in all the colors.

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Buehler's Fancy Friends..Home to numerous Grand Champion Mini Rex rabbits, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarf's

2012  Convention top 10 Broken Mini Rex Sr Buck-open

A few fun chickens, 2 horses,2 dogs, 4 cats and Smoochie the Donkey!

Girl Scout Cookies starting 12/24/12

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post #6 of 22
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I'm going to give the place a call tomorrow and see if they've ever, by accident, received chicks mixed up in their orders. I still love my pullet regardless if she's a Rock or Orpington, but I wanted to know because it'd be nice to know in general. They both lay the same color and size eggs. Thank you everyone!

Owner of 3 Black Jersey Giant hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, 1 Buff Rock hen, 1 Blue Cochin hen, 1 EE pullet, 1 show quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster FOR SALE, and 1 black Australorp cockerel.
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Owner of 3 Black Jersey Giant hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, 1 Buff Rock hen, 1 Blue Cochin hen, 1 EE pullet, 1 show quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster FOR SALE, and 1 black Australorp cockerel.
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post #7 of 22

If the hatchery has both it would be such an easy mistake to make.You could always pack up the rock and send it to me frow

Buehler's Fancy Friends..Home to numerous Grand Champion Mini Rex rabbits, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarf's

2012  Convention top 10 Broken Mini Rex Sr Buck-open

A few fun chickens, 2 horses,2 dogs, 4 cats and Smoochie the Donkey!

Girl Scout Cookies starting 12/24/12

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Buehler's Fancy Friends..Home to numerous Grand Champion Mini Rex rabbits, Holland Lops and Netherland Dwarf's

2012  Convention top 10 Broken Mini Rex Sr Buck-open

A few fun chickens, 2 horses,2 dogs, 4 cats and Smoochie the Donkey!

Girl Scout Cookies starting 12/24/12

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post #8 of 22

Really- the rock is bigger than the orp? Does it have yellow legs?
That's not the case with mine at all. Not to say I wouldn't mind a few more rocks though wink

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
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post #9 of 22
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Here is a picture of her by the way:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/42104_img_6336.jpg

I would've posted it sooner but I didn't get a picture of her until today. And sorry, but she isn't going to anyone! She's my little pride and joy big_smile! Whenever I hold a container of food in front of her she'll jump up and peck it so it spills on the ground!


Edited by australorp_breeder - 1/14/10 at 4:42pm
Owner of 3 Black Jersey Giant hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, 1 Buff Rock hen, 1 Blue Cochin hen, 1 EE pullet, 1 show quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster FOR SALE, and 1 black Australorp cockerel.
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Owner of 3 Black Jersey Giant hens, 3 Black Australorp hens, 1 Buff Rock hen, 1 Blue Cochin hen, 1 EE pullet, 1 show quality Mille Fleur D'Uccle rooster FOR SALE, and 1 black Australorp cockerel.
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post #10 of 22

Buff Rock.

Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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Had a Coyote raid and killed all my birds. He gets my chickens we get his head.
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