Are my Buff Orpingtons normal?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by DreamsInPink, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bf and I were sitting in the run today, just hanging with the peeps and I noticed my BO's legs are all really, really pale. Like almost white compared to the legs of my Isa Browns which are much more yellowish.

    Is that normal?? Thank you!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Peeps are a-peeping Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's the normal color of buff Orpington legs, they are a hues of white, with pink and red blushing.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    That's how they're supposed to be.

    The breeders of the Orpington wanted a white skinned bird (as opposed to yellow) because they liked the look of the carcass better on the table.
  4. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good to know.. thank you both!

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