Buff Orphimgton or Buff Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by eldonrgv, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I was using this male in a meat project with some Madisons and always presented him as a BO male. My dad told me that according to his neighbor, former owner, told him that it was a Buff Rock he got from an assorted order of Rocks he ordered from Ideal Poultry about a year ago and that he was the only one left since the buff rock females died so he gave him to my dad. I always thought it was an Orphimgton but I guess I was wrong.[​IMG]
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm sure you will get better input, but I see white legs and a light colored beak. Look at his skin to see if it is white as well.

    Buff Rocks have yellow legs, yellow(ish) beak and skin. Also feathers would most likely be "tighter" - not as fluffy as this guy.

    He's handsome!
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed, I personally feel he's a Buff Orp, as you originally thought. Handsome roo! [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    White/pink skin = Orpington.
     
  6. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I knew it was an Orphimgton but my dads neighbor sweared he had ordered assorted Rocks....so I started doubting myself.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    And he may well have.

    But what you order isn't always what you get [​IMG]
     
  8. eldonrgv

    eldonrgv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been there. Done that. Last year I ordered 10 Cornish males from Ideal Poultry and received 10 male Cochins. They have good customer service though, I called them and told them their mistake, following week I received my Cornish plus 3 extras.
     
  9. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with the rest Buff Orpington
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed that this is, indeed, an orpington -- as to the confusion, who knows it may have been a mixup at the hatchery *or* given it is a male, may have been tossed in as a "packing peanut" with full knowledge it was an orpington.
     

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