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Red sexlink or Buff Orpington?

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This is Butter. I got her in a "Brown Egg Layer" assortment from MPC back in October. She is 12 1/2 weeks old. When I first got her, being unsure of what breed she was, I posted her pic on here. Most people thought she was a Buff Orpington. But as she gets older, she is not as full, or as big, as I thought she would be for a BO.  In all the pics I have seen of BO pullets, they seem to be alot more fluffy, and bigger than she is. She is even slimmer and sleeker than some of the other standard breeds that she is running around with (as you can see in pic #2). She is bigger than my Silkies though. Is it possible that she is a Sexlink or just a slow maturing Buff Orpington? Or something else? Sorry for the quality of the pics, they were taken with my phone.
Thanks!

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/44142_butter_2.jpg

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This is a list of what the possibilities are:
Rhode Island Red
New Hampshire Red
Red Star
Speckled Sussex
Dark Cornish
Light Brahma
Australorp
Buff Orpington
Naked Neck
Salmon Faverolles
Dominique
Barred Plymouth Rock
White Plymouth Rock
Partridge Rock
Delaware
Golden Laced Wyandotte
Silver Laced Wyandotte
Columbian Wyandotte
Blue Laced Red Wyandotte
Black Jersey Giant
Buckeye
Chantecler
Barnevelder
Blue Cochin
Black Cochin
Splash Cochin
White Cochin
Partridge Cochin

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post #2 of 7

I'd say you have a young Buff Orpington smile

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Originally Posted by Louieandthecrew 

I'd say you have a young Buff Orpington smile


Agreed!

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buff orp

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she is a buff orpington.  the ones from a hatchery are bred for production.  birds bred for exhibition are much larger and rounder.  she will lay very nicely for you smile

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Thanks everyone! She really is one of my sweetest girls. Guess I thought she was just kind of puny for a BO lol

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Originally Posted by muddyhorse 

she is a buff orpington.  the ones from a hatchery are bred for production.  birds bred for exhibition are much larger and rounder.  she will lay very nicely for you smile


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