Buff Orp or New Hampshire Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Janet, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. Janet

    Janet Hatching

    Jun 10, 2007
    Hi..my chicks are about 3 weeks old....I have figured out the Rhode Island Red (I ordered 4 and I have four that look alike but they sure look more brown than red to me), and I have only three anconas so that was pretty easy as were the only two silver laced W.
    Now...my problem: I ordered 3 buff orps and 3 New Hampshire Reds and I still can't tell them apart! 2 have darker wings with white on the edges. 2 look more uniform in color in that their wings still match the rest of their body...the other two seem in-between...ugh...The ones with the darker wings have grown the fastest and are the largest whatever that means. As soon as I can fix my camera I'll send pictures. Any ideas though from these descriptions? What should I look for?
    Thanks --Janet
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Check out the baby poultry page at www.feathersite.com. You may be able to narrow it down.
    Get those pics up and somebody may know, too!
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Here's a picture of my NHR Sally at 3 weeks.

    I seem to think their wings were all mostly a uniform color, although they did have a bit of edging of black and white, although you couldn't see it when their wings were folded.

    Last edited: Jun 22, 2007

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