Buff Orphington and.... ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MorganAH, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. MorganAH

    MorganAH Out Of The Brooder

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    Any guesses what this girl could be crossed with? She's 11 weeks old and was supposed to be full buff orphington, but I have my doubts. Thanks in advance!

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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah not pure buff orpington, orps should have white legs, its crossed with something with yellow legs, color is slightly off too, too dark, maybe a rhode island red/ production red/ new hampshire red cross?
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a mix, since Orpingtons have white legs.I agree with Sunshine0235 that she may be Production Red/Orpington cross.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Or, she could be a Buff Plymouth Rock.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the yellow legs and uniform (slightly off) buff color, I think she's likely a hatchery quality Buff Rock.
     
  6. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Buff Orpington's COULD have yellow legs but it was considered a defect? I have eight Buff Orp hens and one has yellow legs. I know she's a full-blood Buff Orp because she's from the same clutch as all my other Buffs. She looks exactly the same but with yellow legs.
     
  7. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some time in the past a yellow legged bird (not an Orpington) was crossed into these Orps. The yellow legs are not a defect any more than a rose comb is a defect however, it disqualifies the bird from being an Orpington with regard to breed standards. To reverse it, a buff Rock with white legs is disqualified from being a Rock regardless of how good the type is. This doesn't make them any less of a chicken or how you value them unless you needed all the Orps to meet their breed standard. Also, since yellow skin is a recessive trait then some of the other birds from that clutch could be carriers. If bred together you could more yellow legged birds.
     
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  8. chickengirl1230

    chickengirl1230 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree
     

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