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Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenlover89, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Buff Orp.

    3 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Either another breed, or mixed.

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    So, I ordered from MPC, and all chicks seem fine, but this one. I ordered a buff orpington pullet, and it has looked like a buff orpington (not sure of gender), but yesterday. we found brown feathers on his/her tail feathers (after the first small moult), and we don't know what it is, any guess on if this is a buff orp. or not?


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    (sorry the pic is blurry, the bird was freaking out while we were taking these, as you can see, they are covered by a thin layer of regular feathers, but this is the main part of the tail)

    this bird is 10.5 weeks old.
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a roo? or crossed bred?
     
  3. RoosterAddict99

    RoosterAddict99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like either a new hampshire red or a mix. It's hard to tell from the picture though.
     
  4. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    thanks, here are some pics from a few days ago, he/she looks like a buff orp roo, except now these tail feathers (aren't visible, you have to push the first layer of feathers back)
    (see the red, at only ten weeks? that's why we're thinking roo)

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    these bottom two are from a couple weeks ago.
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just looks like a Hatchery Buff Orp to me.
     
  6. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2
     
  7. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    even with the oddly colored tail feathers?
     
  8. Codyneal11

    Codyneal11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've only seen that in crossbreed
     
  9. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2012
    yeah, this one is hatchery, so it's probably cross bred, do any of you have any guesses on gender? here are some current pics, at almost 11 wks old. (i have been told pullet on the american orpington fanciers thread)


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    looks like shiny hackles are growing in

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    trying to get a pic of the red on his/her face, but is hard to get pics of.
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  10. Codyneal11

    Codyneal11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Age?
     

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