Are these Buff Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by marvun22, May 18, 2016.

  1. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    6
    124
    Jul 8, 2012
    North Dakota
    I can probably add pictures later.
    I just got my order from Meyer Hatchery. I ordered 8 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Welsummers, 2 Partridge Rocks, 2 Rhode Island Reds, and 2 New Hampshires. But is that truly the case? I have 2 of each color, and then a bunch of 8. But those 8 are not yellow. They're black with the white spot on the chest, much like my Australorps and Jersey Giants were when they were chicks. Is there anyway this could be a Buff Orpington? If not, I should probably contact Meyer Hatchery and inform them of the mix up. I looked, and the label had 8 Buff Orpingtons listed, and the actual person wrote in "8" under Buff Orpington.
    As much as I love Australorps, I ordered Buffs for a reason.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    17,138
    5,539
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    Black with white chest is definitely not BO .
     
  3. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    6
    124
    Jul 8, 2012
    North Dakota
    Ugh. I'm not necessarily mad, sad, or bummed, but I bought Buffs, not Australorps or whatever breed these are. What do hatcheries usually do about breed mixups?
     
  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,837
    188
    224
    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    They should fix their mix-up. Call them and let them know they sent the wrong chicks.
     
  5. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]

    Buff Orpington chick
     
  6. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    6
    124
    Jul 8, 2012
    North Dakota
    That's what I thought. I've raised them in the past.
     
  7. marvun22

    marvun22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    680
    6
    124
    Jul 8, 2012
    North Dakota
    Here's some pictures. Sorry for the quality. Iphone 5s at work here.
    [​IMG]
    If I'm not mistaken:
    The 2 yellows are my New Hampshires.
    The 2 golden brown are my Rhode Island Reds.
    The 2 dark brown are the Partridge Rocks.
    And the other 2 are my Welsummers.
    And that leaves those 8 black ones, which are looking more and more like Australorps.
     
  8. Rock Home Isle

    Rock Home Isle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like you know your chicks. :cool:
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by