Buff Orpington or New Hampshire Red???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thomas423, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered four breeds. The White Rocks and the Barred Rocks are easy to tell. I cannot tell the difference between the Buff Orpingtons and the New Hampshire Reds. These little girls (and 2 guys??) are about 10 days old.

    Breed #1 Have darkish stripes on their wings and I believe to be all females due to their long wing feathers and feathers sprouting out on back. (I'm hope they are the Buff Orpingtons)

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    Breed #2 Pic#3 (Roo??)
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    Breed #2 Pic#4 (Same chick as above)
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    Breed #2 Pic#5 (Roo #2??)
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    Breed #2 Pic#6 (Same Roo? as above??)
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    Sorry about so many pics but am trying to give everyone the best shots.
    Thanks in advance for your responses.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I have 2 BO chicks right now and they look exactly like the very frist 2 pictures you posted..
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The NHs will have patterning in their wing feathers coming in. The Buff Orps have solid wing color.
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking breed 1 is your NHR's, and breed 2 is your BO's.
     
  5. Thomas423

    Thomas423 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your expert advice. Dissapointing, but at least I know now. The top two pics are of LuLu my spoiled brat. She is just plain rotten and doesn't think she is a chicken. I guess I'll have to buy her diapers when she gets older so she can hang in the house. LOL.
    LuLu likes to sleep in my arms.
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    Any idea whether the bottom two chicks are roosters (last four pics). Their wings are short and stubby compared to the third one. They are also more outgoing than the other one.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Too early to tell sex on those, sorry.
     
  7. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there,

    I have Buff Orps... aren't they supposed to have white feet/shanks? That might help in picking out which breed is which. :)

    Take Care,
    Bill.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    At this age, the legs are more pinky-yellow baby legs, than white or yellow. By the time you see the real leg color, you'll know which is which already. The NHs will turn a more orangey color as they get older.
     

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