Are these really "Blue Orphingtons"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Karen09, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ealier this summer I was sold 10 blue orphingtons. My sister-in-law went with me and she took 4 of them and I took the other 6. Their colors as babies seemed the right color. My six got eaten by fox and coons and long story short, that problem has been almost eliminated (the coons have been taken care of and the fox doesn't like our lab so stays out of the yard). My sister-in-law could not keep a rooster (husband said so) so I got the rooster and a hen. Here are their pictures: Is he a splash and her a blue? Or did the guy mix buff orphingtons in with them.
    Rooster:
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    The rooster has yellowish/pinkish legs and feet while the hen has slate. Is that normal?
    Thank you for the help!
     
  2. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    I would say they're mixes, my Orps do not look like that.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Mixes, or at least mixed color [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    The small pictures are hard to tell much from, but they look like mixes of either breeds or colors.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The guy mixed in Buff Orpingtons. Hatchery Buff Orpingtons.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I don't see anything Orpington type and the pictures are pretty small to get a very good guess. If the roo has alot of white on his chest, then he has to be a mix or cross of some sort.

    If it was me, I would start all over and get some REAL Blue Orpingtons.
     
  7. Karen09

    Karen09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - that is what I figured. They are still pretty birds - and they are very nice. Maybe next year I will try again. Here is a bigger picture of the rooster:
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