Are These Buff Orpington Chicks? (1-2 Weeks)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaraLou, May 27, 2012.

  1. LaraLou

    LaraLou Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello there!

    We've just got our very first batch of chicks and are so thrilled to start our little backyard flock. We picked these little guys (well...hopefully mostly gals...) up at Atwoods, where they were being cleared out for cheap, cheap. ;-) The clerk said he was pretty sure they were Buff Orpingtons and I was curious if you experts concurred with his assessment. I'm pretty sure at least one is not a BO though. This mystery chick looks like they're already working on a comb and has some red to it's wing feathers, so I'm curious if it's a breed that has a comb or if we have ourselves a little boy chickie.

    So, any thoughts on our little chickies? I'm guessing they're between 1-2 weeks old. I can post better pictures or descriptions if these don't suffice for identification.

    Thanks!

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    Mystery Chick Different Angle (Coloring Is Best In This Picture)
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  2. roostercluck

    roostercluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are too light colored to be Buff Orpingtons. Possibly Cornish Rocks. I have had Orpingtons and yours are too light colored.
     
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look like some kind of meat chicks see how short and fat the legs are?
     
  4. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden sex link :hmm
     
  5. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure?

    Take a second look at those legs. I had cornish X chicks with legs like that.
     
  6. Baylen

    Baylen Out Of The Brooder

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    I had an EE who looked like your mystery chick. Very cute!
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    BO"s won't feather in white.. The first couple look like white rocks to me, or cornish crosses. I hope they are white rocks.. :/

    Sorry, but none appear to be buff orpingtons.
     
  8. LaraLou

    LaraLou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the insights! I guess we'll just have to wait a bit longer to see what exactly they are - but it sounds like BOs they are not.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I would say you were right on for aging them as well :) Looks like mine @ 1 week old.
     
  10. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    BOs have pink legs too. crossing my fingers for White Rocks, unless of course you don't mind meat birds.
     

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