Buff Orp or Buff Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BearSwampChick, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    This is pullet was supposed to be a BO, but with the yellow legs, probably not?
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  2. belibutn

    belibutn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the area around the ears looks more rock-ish than orpington, when I compare to the way I remember our BOs and barred rocks looking. Also, you're right about the legs. All of our BOs have greenish legs. They also have what we termed 'knickers': the feathers from below the wings to the legs kind of billow out and look like old school bloomers. Our rocks do NOT have those, and it looks like the one in your picture does not, either.
     
  3. Hen Daddy

    Hen Daddy Out Of The Brooder

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    From the information I have gathered here, a BO should have white feet and skin. Probably a cross or hatchery bird? Im sure someone with a lot more knowledge will post.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I have the same prob...I was told mine was a buff rock possibly too. Mine has yellow legs and I got it from Ideal Poultry. I was SO happy to have a buff orp but I will have to wait now [​IMG] They sure are pretty tho huh? How old is yours? It almost looks rooish. Mine is 10 weeks old and is totally light and has not waddles and a very tiny light comb.
     
  5. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    Quote:Oh, yes, they're really pretty! I do have one BO, too. Mine are 18 weeks, so I'm pretty sure they're pullets. But they are very lightweight compared to the other breeds. They do take longer to mature, I believe. The combs are just now starting to turn reddish.
     

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