Brahmas? Or Orpingtons?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherLH0917, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. HeatherLH0917

    HeatherLH0917 Just Hatched

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    I just got 11 chicks from a lady. I thought all were Brahmas. A few blue partridge and had no idea on the others color. Saw the parents (gorgeous) on site, but didn't get to look over the chicks that well. Only three have feathered feet. Sooooo I've got mutts, or perhaps some color of Orpington? What do you guys think? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. HeatherLH0917

    HeatherLH0917 Just Hatched

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    Another chick
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yellow skin rules out Orpington as a possible parent. No feathered legs and single combs rule out Brahma as a possible parent.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Give them a few weeks and post new photos.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'd be asking the seller to clarify what the chicks are.

    Brahmas have feathered legs and pea combs. Both those traits are dominant, so any chicks with at least one Brahma parent should have those.

    Not sure why you're thinking Orpington? did the seller have those? Orps have white skin, which is dominant, so I don't think that's what's going on here.
     
  6. HeatherLH0917

    HeatherLH0917 Just Hatched

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    I thought Orpington because the seller said she had some of those chicks as well. I'll be texting her this morning. All of her adult chickens were beautiful, so I honestly don't care what they are. But if she bamboozled me I'm gonna be p'd off. I paid way too much for mutts, you know?
     
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  8. HeatherLH0917

    HeatherLH0917 Just Hatched

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    I spoke with the lady I got the chicks from. These are the mamas. The front 2 are Orpingtons and and the back are Brahmas.
    She says they are pure bred. What do y'all think? The parents are gorgeous.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are very nice hens. But those two chicks did not come from any of them.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm also thinking those chicks aren't from those hens.

    Where are you located? Those aren't colors I'm used to seeing in Orps.
     

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