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Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lisa920, May 30, 2016.

  1. lisa920

    lisa920 Out Of The Brooder

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    Any ideas what breed these chicks are?
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    My first guess was Buff Orpington, but I don't know for sure.
     
  3. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really is too early to tell for sure, they are clearly "buff," but they could be Plymouth Rocks or Orpingtons (or leghorns for that matter). Wait until they get a little bigger to look at comb size and body type to be sure, but just based on what is most common I would guess American orps.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    Could you get some better pictures? What color are the legs? Buff Orpingtons will have white/pinkish legs while Buff Plymouth Rocks will have yellow. Do they have feathered legs?
     
  5. lisa920

    lisa920 Out Of The Brooder

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    Their legs are white-pale without feathers. I was told buff Orpingtons when I bought them but someone seemed to think they aren't, so that's why I've posted them.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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    I think you have Buff Orpingtons then, did the person say why the didn't think they were BOs?
     
  7. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons! :)
     
  8. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if you got them from a feed store or other local supply then they are certainly not English Orpingtons, but American buff orps are very common and look a lot like a buff rock, just with white/pink legs and skin and a very petite single comb. They also vary in shade quite a bit. Some are very light like popcorn and some are almost as dark as cheddar cheese. Also, when they finally start laying, the orps lay a very light tan/beige egg while the rocks lay a bit more on the actual brown range. I would put money on hatchery stock buff orps. They are going to be very mellow docile birds and should make fine laying hens.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Buff Orps
     
  10. lisa920

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    I bought them from a local person that sells chicks, he said he didn't hatch them so I'm not sure where he got them. But here is a better picture
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