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Buff Orpington??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hen and Halo, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. Hen and Halo

    Hen and Halo New Egg

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    Found: Chicken that I am guessing could be a Buff Orpington? Very docile, clean skin and feathers, no injuries that are visible and comfortable being approached and picked up.

    My first concern is disease. I don't want to bring this chicken near my darlings regardless how sweet and beautiful it is, therefor it is quarantined. Secondly, I noticed when it swallows, the crop shifts dramatically to the right. What's going on there?! And Lastly, I am uncertain of this breed? I have guessed Buff Orpington? Any guidance is much appreciated!!

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    Last edited: Nov 22, 2014
  2. Farrier

    Farrier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't *think* that's an Orpington. The tail angle and colour looks wrong to me and he almost looks like he has two tone feathers (although he could be sun bleached). I would also expect an orpington to be more roundish in shape. I have no idea about the crop thing though. If it eats alright maybe it isn't a problem? I'm definitely no expert though.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    She doesn't look like a purebred Buff Orpington to me, since the color and body type is wrong. May be a Buff Orpington mix, or another mix. It can be hard to tell what breeds go into a mixed breed bird.

    Disease is definitely a concern with her, and any new bird. You're doing the right thing by quarantining her. Keep her in quarantine for at least two weeks, keep observing for further symptoms, and only introduce her into your flock when you're positive she seems healthy. I don't think the crop movement is abnormal.
     
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  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    X2 That is not a buff orp
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a mixed breed hen. Good idea on the quarrantine.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X4 on mixed breed hen.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed hen.
     
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  8. Rooster1918

    Rooster1918 Out Of The Brooder

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    Not a pure bred buff
     

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