Brown face Orp chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moodene, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. Moodene

    Moodene Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Devers, Texas
    In this pic, the chick that is looking at the camera while I was taking its picture is the one I am asking about..
    The chick's parents are Black Orps but I got this one that has a brown face??? why??? I never had this happened to the others... weird...
  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It's a mixed bird then.
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    OOOO I like him!!!
    congrats on the hatch [​IMG]
  4. Moodene

    Moodene Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    Devers, Texas
    I got the hatching eggs from Tuffoldhen last year and only 1 pair of blues and 1 pair of black Orps hatched from that group..and I dont think she would send me mixed breed orps..both of my pairs are in seperate coops by themselves..from November 28th to this day so I know the Black orp hen has not been with any other roos but the Black Orp roo. I only have 3 roos and all 3 roos are with their hens.. so my babies are not I wlll keep an eye on this one to see what color it will grow up to
  5. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    no, it is not a mixed breed. Here is mine that hatched yesterday from Miss Prissy's orps
    He is from a red/buff and is a cockeral
    He is the sweetest thing. I put my hand in the brooder and they run and jump into my hand but he gets to bullying the others and wants to be the one in my hand. Now it looks like mine is more red and brown then yours but it is not a mixed breed, just mixed colors.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2009
  6. sewincircle

    sewincircle Songster

    Nov 19, 2008
    Central New York
    They are both (all) sweet looking orps! I do love them. [​IMG]
    My black marrans were not born all black either, but they turned out black. Congrats to both of you!!! [​IMG]
  7. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    Maybe it picked up a recessive gene somewhere. It will be interesting to watch. Jean
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Many times when you cross a Blue or Black with a Buff Orp, you'll get a chick that has some brownish down on it.
  9. coloradochick

    coloradochick Songster

    Dec 19, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    Moodene what breed is the little black/white one to the right of the Orp?
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    My BBS orps pen is pure unless I state that I have had a buff hen or a brahma hen penned and that you may get a mix egg, that's how MP got her big red orp rooster, a buffhen/over a blue or black orpington rooster.

    I would never send a mixed egg when I say pure BBS and that is what you had paid for.

    This is second generation Moodene right? I'm stumped.....

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