Buff Orpingtons

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ernie G, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Ernie G

    Ernie G In the Brooder

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    I have 2 Buffs. Both are supposed to be hens. One has light feathers on its back and one has brown feathers on its back. Could they both be hens or do the color of feathers tell a different story?
     

  2. smarsh

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    a buff shouldn't have "brown" feathers regardless of gender. A roo will have darker feathers as his mature feathers come in, but they will still be buff
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    Sounds like you have a bird that is not a buff Orpington. Can you post a picture of your birds ?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agreed, we need pictures.
     

  5. Ernie G

    Ernie G In the Brooder

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    To the left RIR. To the right Buff Orpington.


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  6. Ernie G

    Ernie G In the Brooder

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    Buff Orpington?
     
  7. Ernie G

    Ernie G In the Brooder

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    Both are 7 weeks old.
     

  8. Ernie G

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    Another shot of the darker one.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, there are no Orpingtons in your brooder. The reddish birds are red sex links. Good news is, if you got them from a hatchery, they're both hens.
     

  10. Ernie G

    Ernie G In the Brooder

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    In my first pic is that even a RIR on the left? And the one next to it your saying is not a Buff, the light color one? The two I thought were Buffs were fuzzy yellow and looked exactly the same when I got them. One grew darker than the other.
     

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