Buff Orpington or not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tpmeyer, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. tpmeyer

    tpmeyer New Egg

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    We have 5 chickens that all look like Buff Orpingtons to me. They are about 7 months old. The two large ones have red earlobes and lay brown eggs, like they are supposed to. The three small ones have white earlobes and lay white eggs. Are there chickens that look like Buff Orpingtons but lay white eggs?
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have any pics?
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they lay white eggs, they are Buff Leghorns or Buff Minorcas
     
  4. tpmeyer

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    Here's a pic of a couple of them.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    with the flopy combs and white lobes looks more like minorcas
     
  6. tpmeyer

    tpmeyer New Egg

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    Aren't they too fat to be Minorcas?
     
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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    their bodies are a bit off for both leghorns and minorcas but if they are hatchery birds i wouldn't be surprised by that though
     
  8. tpmeyer

    tpmeyer New Egg

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    Also,

    I have a few that I was calling Australorps, but I got those wrong too, since they also lay white eggs. They are black, but when the sun shines right, there is a green sparkle to the feathers. Here's a pic (next to my buff Orpington). any ideas? Thanks!


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  9. donrae

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    My guess would be buff and black mincoras.
     

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