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Buff Orpington or Something Else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by merkoch, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. merkoch

    merkoch Hatching

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    What do you think?

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    Thank you!
     

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    It looks like a Buff Orpington in the pictures. Does it have a single comb?
     
  3. merkoch

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    It does have a single comb.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Buff Orpington then.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Buff orp pullet wouldn't be darker colored around the neck- is this a hatchery bird?
     
  6. merkoch

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    We got her from our local farm store. They get chicks from hatcheries, but the ones that don't sell go out into a pen and get older and are sold as hens. So there are all different breeds in the pen. I thought she looked like a Buff Orpington but I also thought she looked like a Buff Plymouth Rock.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Buff Rocks have yellow skin. Orpingtons have white/pink skin.
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She looks to have white/pink skin, so I'm thinking Orpington. Hatchery birds often have a darker collar and tail. It's not a desirable trait from my understanding, but they're fine backyard birds.
     
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