Buff Orpingtons

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

  1. Ernie G

    Ernie G Out Of 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

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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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!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Out Of The Brooder

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    To the left RIR. To the right Buff Orpington.


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  6. Ernie G

    Ernie G Out Of The Brooder

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    Buff Orpington?
     
  7. Ernie G

    Ernie G Out Of The Brooder

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    Both are 7 weeks old.
     
  8. Ernie G

    Ernie G Out Of The Brooder

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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 Out Of 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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