Buff Orpington or Cornish Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MamaHenR, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. MamaHenR

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    I know...two very different breeds. Long story, but we bought 6 chicks from TS and on the box the lady marked 5 bantams and 1 Cornish Rock (although it was very clear that we didnt want chickens for eating) A couple days later we (supposedly) bought a Buff Orpington (pullet supposedly)from a different place. For nearly 3 weeks we have thought this baby was the one we got from TS but now looking at pictures from the day we brought them home, we arent positive! Help! Oh, and on a side note, this little booger has gotten to be the boss in the last couple days. When I put my hand in the brooder that chick comes charging and if I reach for any of the others here comes this one, pecking at me and showing off. This leads me to believe its possibly a roo whichever breed it is. [​IMG]
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  2. MamaHenR

    MamaHenR New Egg

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  3. driftlessgirl

    driftlessgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We got cornish rock as well and from the get go their feathers are all white. This one looks like my buff orpingtons.
     
  4. driftlessgirl

    driftlessgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is one of each of the orp and cornish which we bought on 3/13. Your cornish should be noticeably bigger.

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's an Orpington. The pic above is great for illustrating the size difference between CX and other breeds.

    Just for reference, a "Cornish game hen" you buy in the store, those little tiny birds, they're a CX butchered at about 3 weeks.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I remember eating some of the Cornish game hens from the grocery store many year ago.. someone had told me they were a delicacy, I thought they just tasted like chicken [​IMG]
     

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