Buff Orpington or Buff Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by australorp_breeder, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 'Buff Orpington' pullets that I bought from feedstore back in March. I never took into consideration the foot color, and noticed a few months ago that one of them has a yellow beak, and yellow legs and feet instead of white. I would show you a pic, but Buff Orpingtons and Buff Rocks look almost identical. Both pullets look fully grown, and the one with the yellow is a tad bigger then the one with the white. Could she just not be purebred? Or do you think she got mixed with the Buff Orpingtons by accident and is probably a Buff Rock?
     
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    I'd bet she is a Rock..

    Chris
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    ditto
     
  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Same here.
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have both here..Our Buff Rock is a bit bigger than the BO and she lays like a rock as well..a wee bit better [​IMG] We love our rocks here..in all the colors.
     
  6. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to give the place a call tomorrow and see if they've ever, by accident, received chicks mixed up in their orders. I still love my pullet regardless if she's a Rock or Orpington, but I wanted to know because it'd be nice to know in general. They both lay the same color and size eggs. Thank you everyone!
     
  7. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
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    If the hatchery has both it would be such an easy mistake to make.You could always pack up the rock and send it to me [​IMG]
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Really- the rock is bigger than the orp? Does it have yellow legs?
    That's not the case with mine at all. Not to say I wouldn't mind a few more rocks though [​IMG]
     
  9. australorp_breeder

    australorp_breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of her by the way:

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    I would've posted it sooner but I didn't get a picture of her until today. And sorry, but she isn't going to anyone! She's my little pride and joy [​IMG]! Whenever I hold a container of food in front of her she'll jump up and peck it so it spills on the ground!
     
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  10. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Lutz,FL
    Buff Rock.
     

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