Buff orpingtons? Buff Rock? Mixed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thomas26, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. thomas26

    thomas26 New Egg

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    Ok so I purchased 10 what were supposed to be buff orpingtons earlier this year. As they grew i noticed 3 had white legs and the rest had yellow. i know that Buff orpingons have white legs, and buff rocks have yellow. What i don't get is, did they come from the same clutch? is it possible that they are mixed breeds of orpington and rock but only 3 have orpington characteristics and the rest have rock characteristics. I can see a definite difference in the rock and orp rooster, but the hens look very similar

    I purchased them privately from a farmer
     
  2. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could we see a pic?
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you purchased them from a private breeder who doesn't breed to the standard of perfection, you're likely to get anything. All it probably took was one yellow legged bird in the mix a few generations back, and if he didn't cull the yellow legged birds, well, there ya go.
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X3, not all Buff Orpingtons have white legs (though to be show quality, they have to have white legs).
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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