Buff Orpingtons???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wooden_Pony, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all, I was just curious if any of you that have Buff Orpingtons have photos you can post of them?

    This AM we went to the feed store and picked up another Americana Pullet, long story short...

    My 5 year old was outside yesterday with the girls (our pullets) they were free ranging he was on patroll with our Aussie/Border pup and a Hawk swooped down in front of them and killed my big Americana girl.

    Our pup charged the hawk but it went after her!!!

    My son ran up to the hawk and it dropped our Americana and flew off.

    Needless to say my Son is devestated after watching this. So, this morning before school I took him to our local feedstore to buy a replacment Americana.

    We are in the feed store alot so my Son was telling the boys that work there about what had happen and they felt bad for him, he was crying:( and let him pick out a chick. He picked a Buff Orpington Pullet.

    We just want to see how this little tan thing will look when she is bigger and I do know that some of you have some, so photos would be great!! Even "My Page" links that have photos would be AWESOME!!!

    I have to get a photo of her she is SO CUTE!!!!
    He named her "Butter" [​IMG]
     
  2. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow!Those darn hawks.I dont have a pick atm but I will tell you Buffs are one of the best and most gentle breeds that there is.Even the roos tend to be more gentle.I just made a pen for my silkys and put up a scare crow for the hawks.If I see them flying over on a windy day i put the little ones away.Sorry for your lose and hope you enjoy your buffy!
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    If I can figure out how to do pics, I'll post some. I have some of our Buffs from day 1 through 18 weeks. They are AWESOME chickens. Mine are much friendlier than my Americaunas...
     
  4. broncbuster07

    broncbuster07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh man! That's wierd! At first the photos were oversized, but then, after I edited, they went to normal size.
     
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  5. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh very pretty!!

    All I could find online were drawings of them and I really wanted to see them as they really are!

    I am also glad to hear they are gentle as well, since I am sure she will be handled often.

    Good egg layers too? Brown eggs?

    Thanks guys for your input on them!!![​IMG]
     
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  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Don't know yet! The girls aren't laying so far, but I've heard they're good, and yes, brown eggs...
     
  7. broncbuster07

    broncbuster07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A creamy brown egg. Very good layers. Very docile breed.
     
  8. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thank you broncbuster07 for your pictures and help/info.

    wegotchickens Fingers crossed you will have eggs soon!![​IMG]
     
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  9. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of pics of my Emily. She isn't laying yet, a late bloomer, but with a real spunky personality.
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  10. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Zenbirder, how old is Emily? She looks the same age as mine (18 wks), but a little redder in the face...
     

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