Are these Buff Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MonicasGarden, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    We just adopted these two girls, and we were curious if they we Buff Orpingtons. They look a little lighter than our BO Rooster...

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  2. Freeholder

    Freeholder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, not Buff Orpingtons. Their color is too red, and the legs are the wrong color -- BO's have white skin and legs. They are also not built like Buff Orpingtons. Don't know what they are, though, with that combination of feather color and skin color.

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  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally agree with Freeholder. The legs are greenish instead of white, they are very dark, and not big and fluffy like BO's They are mixes. I also see something different in the feather pattern on the breast of the bottom pic.
     
  4. Momto3

    Momto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you have "mutts". But they are cute.
     
  5. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old?
     
  6. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    They are approximately 4 months old.
     
  7. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    They kinda look like New Hampshire chickens. Here's a picture of a younger Hampshire:
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    They look alike to me, the legs might be a little darker as they age or at least with my neighbors' birds.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They're not New Hampshires because NHs have yellow legs and aren't that shade of buff/red. Looks like a Buff Orp crossed with something else maybe.
     
  9. MonicasGarden

    MonicasGarden Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, I realized the pictures I took dosen't do these two beautiful girls justice. So I took some new pics... I think these are much better to show how light their feathers are. They really don't have red in them. Hopefully this will help... Thanks for all the input!

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  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Okay, that's better! Yes, I do think they're Buff Orps. The leg color looks right in the new pics. [​IMG] Maybe the lighting in the first pics was just weird. They are not the best quality, too narrow bodied, but still BOs, I'd say.
     

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