Buff Orpingtons

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Buffman, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Buffman

    Buffman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three buff opingtons all born on March 15th 2012. They are all different shades in color. The lighter colored one started laying at 30 weeks of age. The middle shade one started laying at 38 weeks and her eggs are much darker than the lighter shade one. Its 39 weeks now and the darker shade one doesn't even have a comb or waddle yet. What does all of this mean to you????????. I would expect all three of them to start laying pretty close to the same time with the same egg color. Can anyone shade any light on this situation?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It sounds to me they're not all pure orpingtons. Pure buffs should be pretty much identical, not so much difference you'd easily notice. Post pics of your birds and let us take a look.
     
  3. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your girls are from a hatchery different shades of brown feathers and different colored eggs is normal. Also just like people all chickens mature at their own rate.
     
  4. Buffman

    Buffman Out Of The Brooder

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  5. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks just like my first girls.
     

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