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Buff Orp, White Leghorn, or ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowcreekfarm, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. willowcreekfarm

    willowcreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2013
    We got a mixed assortment of chicks, three of which are yellow chicks.

    Now that their feathers are starting to come in can we tell what breed they are?

    They have buff colored wing feathers, so I am guessing they are buff orpingtons, but I am wondering do any white birds start out with buff feathers, or do they all have white growing in right away? Like white leghorns - do they have white feathers right from the start (not including their yellow fuzz obviously)?

    Thanks for your advice!
  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2012
    The coop
    Yes, yellow babies can turn out to be white. It would really help though if you had a picture......
  3. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2012
    I'm pretty sure that a white chicken will start with yellow fluff that turns into white feathers first thing...sometimes markings get more distinct as a chick ages, but the original grow out color is usually the color of the adult.
  4. willowcreekfarm

    willowcreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2013
    Here is a picture. Any ideas?

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