Buff Rock or Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by computer_chicken, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. computer_chicken

    computer_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first year ever having chickens, I purchased 4 Buff Orps from a local supplier - all hens. I noticed that only one has yellowish orange legs & feet. All others are a pale skin tone.
    They are around 15 weeks old now. I was looking in a catalog and saw Buff Rocks have the same look as B.O.'s. Except they have that color legs/ feet. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Its a common hatchery mistake, so yes, Probably is a Buff Rock in your group. OR could be a cross between the two.
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2008
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same thing happened to me. I bought my chicks from a hatchery and one buff rock got slipped in by mistake. Looks just like a buff orpington but with yellow legs.
     
  4. 12 Acres

    12 Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of an order of 13 Buff Orps, I got one Buff Rock. She's the only one with yellow legs.
     
  5. computer_chicken

    computer_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the great answers! Now I know I have a Buff Rock.
     

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