Buff Orpington or.....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mcmoody, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. mcmoody

    mcmoody Out Of The Brooder

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    We are new chicken folks and just learning about breeds and the ins and outs. One of our hens is about 18 weeks old from McMurray hatchery. She was overstock from a friend. :) this hen was sold as a chick labeled a buff orpington but I'm thinking she is something else? How do we identify or get to know what she's made up of? [​IMG]
     
  2. mcmoody

    mcmoody Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a 12 week old Rhode Island red we raised from a chick, we are pretty confident she's a RIR, and this buff hen is colored almost exactly the same.... But the RIR is still immature and we don't really know what the nuances are in terms of shape and color.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

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    That looks like a hatchery quality New Hampshire Red or Rhode Island Red. A Production Red or some other sort of hybrid is another possibility.
     
  4. That's a RIR for sure! [​IMG]She's a pretty one!
     
  5. mcmoody

    mcmoody Out Of The Brooder

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    This red hen is a bully, too. We are trying to integrate two 12 week old chick's and this red hen won't leave the barred rock alone, she's pretty aggressive about it. We keep them separated except when free ranging.
     

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