Buff Orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Salve&Fluffer, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Salve&Fluffer

    Salve&Fluffer Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    I got the idea for this discussion from a Barred Rock discussion.This discussion is made so thar everyone who likes Buff Orpingtons can say things about their Buffs, post pictures of them,and tell each other things about them.

    One Gold Link and one Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.(I used to have a Buff Orpenton,Salve.She was the most beautiful chicken I ever saw.She was eaten by a possum.[​IMG])
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Salve&Fluffer FYI it is spelled Orpington not Orpenton. I had Buffs in the past they were sweet and GREAT layers but they were the loudest chickens I have ever had.

    Here is Clementine:

  3. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    I have a few Buffs, one of my starters is a Buff , her name is Babs and she is a real sweetie. I have another Bertie that begs to be held.
    I have a Cockerel , Hercules, he had CRD as a chick and I honestly thought we'd lose him, but he made it.
    I also have 2 Pullets and another cockerel that I haven't had time to name yet.

    Here are some pics:


  4. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    I love my OP Buffs.

    They are about 13 weeks old. One is named Vivian and the other is Camella.

    Vivi seems to be the leader and comes to me when ever she thinks she needs some attention. Shortly after that everyone else comes around.

    She has been really sweet to the 2 week olds I put in the coop this morning. When she gets tired of them, she jumps up in the coop and takes a nap.

    I guess she figures... to let the youngster to the run around to wear themselves out.
  5. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    My BOs are about 3 weeks old and I'm in love with them. They are so loud and goofy. I caught them knocking over the food to dust bathe in it. [​IMG]

    Here's a pic of them as week olds.

  6. yoker

    yoker Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    I love my buffs.
    I have 4, 1 rooster 3 hens.
    My rooster is named Friday.
    I can't post any pics because our conputer is to slow.
    Good idea to start this thread.
    I like all the names of your chickens.
  7. yoker

    yoker Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    herechickchick what is in the background in your first pic.
  8. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was thinking the same thing too: the black chicken w/ the gold head -- when you first look at it, it looks like some alien life form with a chicken head coming out of its back or side because the tail looks like it would be a head... (or something like that!) Took me a good 2 minutes to figure it out. [​IMG]
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Quote:That is Minnie, she was a Modern Game Bantam (she passed away last year).

    Here is a photo of her with the flock

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2008
  10. Mule Chick

    Mule Chick In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2008
    I've had buff Orpingtons for at least 7 or 8 years. My last BO rooster was the sweetest guy, big and beautiful and so polite with the girls, he would always let them eat first if I brought any treats into the yard. I've got a new batch coming on now and the young roos seem to be a bunch of juvenile delinquents. My last old hen Mrs Henly is sort of crabby and tries to keep them in line, though. One of the pullets just laid her first egg a few days ago.

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