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Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChopperLinc, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. ChopperLinc

    ChopperLinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Apparently I have no idea what kind of chickens I have. The Barred Rock is pretty easy. I think I got the Australorp down, but I thought I had a Speckled Sussex, which turns out to be a Red Star.

    Now I get looking at Gold Comet (Same as Golden or Buff Sex Link?) pictures....and I don't think that's what I have. My best guess is Buff Orp?

    Anyone?

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    She's about 3 weeks older now, so I can get an updated pic if necessary.
     
  2. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely orpington, pink legs and heavy feathers are a dead giveaway. You may not be sure about the barred rock though, there are many chickens with that coloring.
     
  3. ChopperLinc

    ChopperLinc Out Of The Brooder

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    You may not be sure about the barred rock though, there are many chickens with that coloring.

    Oh Great!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you post a picture of your supposed barred rock, maybe I can identify it, I have experience because I had this same problem with my hens as well. But I learned the special features of each hen to identify them.
     
  5. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. ChopperLinc

    ChopperLinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Again, older now, so I may have to post new pics, but this is Storm the "Barred Rock."

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    Lightning the "Black Australorp"

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  7. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, that's a barred rock. You can tell by the comb shape and the beak and leg coloration. There's a small chance it's a roo, but there is a chance it's not either.
     
  8. ChopperLinc

    ChopperLinc Out Of The Brooder

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    There's a small chance it's a roo, but there is a chance it's not either.

    Man, I hope not! Laws don't allow it where I am, so I'll have to trade "it" in!​
     
  9. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Barred Rock is a girl. She's too dark to be a roo.
     
  10. khatar

    khatar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are some rare instances that the roos are darker in color, very small chance though!
     

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