Are these Buff Orpingtons???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ksgarrison, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Ksgarrison

    Ksgarrison Hatching

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    Hello I bought what were advertised as Buff Orpington chicks at my local Rural King the other day. I am starting to think they are a different breed. They have white / dark speckled wings and feathered legs. Is this normal for Buff chicks or any ideas what they actually are? Thanks!
     

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  2. FluffTheDuck

    FluffTheDuck Duck love is recognizable in any language

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    They look like a buff to me
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    It would appear that your chicks have feathered legs, extra toes, single combs, possible muffs, and definitely non-buff feather patterns. My diagnosis is "Salmon Faverolles."

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  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crowing

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    Definitely not BO, but I agree that they do look like salmon faverolles chicks. So cute!!
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    3x Lucky you if they turn out to be SF :love
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Those are Salmon Favorelles
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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  8. Ksgarrison

    Ksgarrison Hatching

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    Thanks everyone! Does it seem plausible that favorelles could be sold at Rural King? Also, I had researched breeds before and was pretty set on Buff Orpington. Mainly for eggs and gentle temperament as I have small children. From what I am reading about the favorelles is they are pretty similar. Any major differences to where I would want to exchange these guys? Thanks again!
     
  9. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    I'd keep them :love Never had them but from what I've read, temperament wise they are similar to BO. Love my Buffs/Orpington breed but someday hope able to get some SF ... We don't get much variety here.
     
  10. Squishychicken

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    I had a SF cross and she was the sweetest thing ever. Never had purebred but I'm sure there as sweet as my crossed one was. Both breeds have a good temperment.
     
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