Buff Rock vs. Buff Orpington - need help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by yashuwae, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. yashuwae

    yashuwae New Egg

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    Hi there.
    After doing a little research, I found that buff rocks have yellow legs, while orpingtons have white. With knowing that difference, I was wondering if anyone had some pics of their own buff rocks...hard to find them.

    My problem: I am ordering some chicks from a major hatchery for my mother, and would like to know which has more even plumage. (she would like more of a "buff-yellow" color than a "buff-light brown" if that makes since.) I had a barred rock a few years ago and it was a nice bird- I would like to get some buff rocks for that reason.

    Also, I have seen numerous pictures of buff orpingtons...but it seems to me there is no regular buff plumage pattern- there are different shades along the feathers of those birds. I heard buff rocks were a new breed and the color may be inconsistent. Is this true?
    Thanks
    yashuwae
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Buff Rock have been around for years. Not as long as the Barred variety though.
    Orpingtons do a lot of setting. I have never owned the Buff Rocks before but have seen them.

    Too me the Rocks buff color seems to shine more than the Orpington, but that is me. I am sure that Orpington fanicers will disagree. We all have our preferences.
     
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