Breed? Roo?

EssexChickens

In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
12
2
10
This 10 week old is our favorite. We were told it is a Red Orpington but unsure and
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sex is unknown. Any guesses?
 

HogWildAboutChix

Chirping
Apr 16, 2020
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I am leaning toward Pullet for this one. Orpingtons don't have super big combs compared to some breeds. There is a Red Orpington color variation. Thought to have been mixed with a Sussex or RIR to create the color. A good way to definitively determine breed is by comparing all the major attributes - leg color, comb type & size, egg color & size - some breeds can be easily determined by feather colors and patterns, others not so much.

Its a pretty bird, no matter its precise classification!
 

EssexChickens

In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
12
2
10
I am leaning toward Pullet for this one. Orpingtons don't have super big combs compared to some breeds. There is a Red Orpington color variation. Thought to have been mixed with a Sussex or RIR to create the color. A good way to definitively determine breed is by comparing all the major attributes - leg color, comb type & size, egg color & size - some breeds can be easily determined by feather colors and patterns, others not so much.

Its a pretty bird, no matter its precise classification!
We love her/him. So friendly and pretty.
 

Rhodebar Lover

Crowing
6 Years
Apr 5, 2015
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Tennessee, US
Can you get a picture of it standing without the fence in the way? I believe I see darker red on the shoulders which is concerning trait if you want a pullet. Looks like Red Orpington! Congrats on getting your hands on one. Very uncommon!
 

EssexChickens

In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
12
2
10
Can you get a picture of it standing without the fence in the way? I believe I see darker red on the shoulders which is concerning trait if you want a pullet. Looks like Red Orpington! Congrats on getting your hands on one. Very uncommon!
Yes! I will try to get a better pic tomorrow.
 

EssexChickens

In the Brooder
Jun 11, 2020
12
2
10
Can you get a picture of it standing without the fence in the way? I believe I see darker red on the shoulders which is concerning trait if you want a pullet. Looks like Red Orpington! Congrats on getting your hands on one. Very uncommon!
It is the one on the left in the first photo.
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