Buff Orpington chicks. White feathers?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by csgibbs, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. csgibbs

    csgibbs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some 10-day old Buff Orpington chicks I ordered from Townline and I have become concerned after looking at some pictures online. Is it normal for their wing feathers to come in white?

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  2. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ive had some odd colored feathers starting out. My marans had white as chicks. Don't get worried about these feathers being the final colors. It can all change. By their first fall molt you will know for sure (fall 2016). I usually get a good idea by 5-6 months how they're going to look but i have had a few breeds surprise me. I don't cull or sell until I'm sure the trait is staying.
     
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  3. csgibbs

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    Thank you. I guess time will tell, but it seems odd to me that out of 32 chicks, there isn't a single buff feather coming in.
     
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  4. Majd

    Majd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry, but i think you've been scammed, these are broilers(cornish cross) chicks, these are meat birds that will be 12 pounds by 8 weeks. And if I'm wrong at least they are NOT buff orpingtons... Sorry!
     
  5. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh heavens. That's not good.
     
  6. csgibbs

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    Oh no!!! I have been feeding these chick starter and I'm absolutely not prepared to process anything. Has anyone had this experience with Townline?
     
  7. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Check that link for what the chicks look like. I see some white feathers...
     
  8. csgibbs

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    What the heck am I supposed to do with them?
     
  9. NatureChica

    NatureChica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let em grow out, take pictures and keep asking people what they are.
    Did you happen to get them from someone on here?
     

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