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Buff whatsit?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherB, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. HeatherB

    HeatherB In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2010
    Ellsworth Twp, OH
    She's a good size bird, and easily the quietest, most calm lady I've got. Her colors look similar (but still different!) to several buff types I've found... I can see similarities to the buff brahma and the buff sussex, but also differences, and she's a bit lighter in color. She lays a very large light brown egg, typically about three times a week. Can anyone shed some light? [​IMG] With her attitude and demeanor, I would love a few carbon copies..




  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    I don't think she's a purebred anything, some kinda beautiful mix!

    She does look very similar to my Buff Orpington x Barred Rock pullets, except that her "butt fluff" is yellow, not grey...
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Songster

    Feb 20, 2007
    Winchester Kentucky
    She is a Brahma mix. The face and the small pea comb are typical Brahma. She also appears to have a few feathers on her legs. I would bet she is a Brahma X Buff Orpington.

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    She looks close to a golden quail color like you would get from crossing Columbian and Laced birds together.
  5. naturegrrl

    naturegrrl Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    Santa Cruz, CA
    I'd also guess Brahma + ??? Maybe Dark Brahma x Buff Orp? I'm a complete novice when it comes to dominant and recessive traits in chooks, but I *think* pea comb is dominant, so it would make sense for such a cross to have a pea rather than a single. And I think leg feathering gets "diluted" when crossed with clean legs, which also appears to be the case for your gal. Whatever she is, she's lovely!! And if she's also sweet and good-natured, I don't blame you for wanting a flock of 'em! [​IMG]
  6. HeatherB

    HeatherB In the Brooder

    Sep 6, 2010
    Ellsworth Twp, OH
    Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it, I would like more like her (or something close) at some point, so it definitely helps.. I'll shoot for brahma/BO when I have that opportunity. She came from a guy up the road who had no idea what she was, he mostly had RIRs, and someone had given her to him... And your pullets have some lovely gray butt fluff [​IMG] I'll be sure to look into the golden quail color, too.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I don't see a pea comb or feathered shanks (both dominant Brahma traits) so I'm guessing she's a Buff Orpington cross with something else.

    Her color is not quail, quail is duckwing and columbian. Her color is simply what happens when you cross an extended-columbian and duckwing or wheaten together. It is a lot like Easter Egger colors.

  8. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    She is defiantly a red sex link, my guess is BO and a light sussex, I would bet money on it that she is.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    My EE girl looks just like that. green feet 2
    yes EE it is
  10. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:not a red sex link RSL are red and white not anything like that

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