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Buff Orpingtons or Buff Plymouth Rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Count Orloff, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Count Orloff

    Count Orloff In the Brooder

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    I let my pullets out to free range today and they started taking dust baths under the pine trees! They scratched up the dirt until it was fine and then started sifting it through their feathers. From what I can tell based on others' pictures, these tan hens are Buff Orpingtons. What do you think? Thanks!

     

  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

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    I think you're right, without a still picture from the side.
     
  3. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    They're Buff Orpintons. Buff Rocks have yellow legs and Buff Orpingtons have white/pink legs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Count Orloff

    Count Orloff In the Brooder

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    Thanks for the quick replies! Out of my 9 chickens, these ones are the most docile. They are very quiet, love to follow me, and don't mind being handled. That Barred Rock in the video background is a bossy hen. Is this common for that breed?
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Yes, Buff Orps! The give away is the leg color (as stated above). [​IMG]
     
  6. Cowgirl71

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    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, it's common for roosters to be bossy [​IMG]
     
  9. Count Orloff

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    Hmmm I will have to post a separate picture of the "Barred Rock/Sex Link" hen/rooster. Are there some roosters that never crow? She/he has never crowed.
     
  10. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    With the small shot on the video you could still easily see the saddle feathers on him.
     

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