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Case of Mistaken Identity!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdoane, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    Our chicks are about 2.5 weeks old. Today I was puzzled by the splotches of russet coloring on the chick I was sure was a Buff Orpington. We had originally ordered and received a Buff Orp, a Golden Sex Link, a Barred Rock and a Black Australorp. We thought we were sure who was who. And then our chick who we were sure was the Golden Sex link died. Turns out she was really the buff orp and the one we have is the Golden Sex Link! LOL. I'd make a terrible mother hen! At least I know she's a pullet now! I'm frankly relieved because she's so friendly I was hoping we wouldn't have to get rid of her! [​IMG]
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    Sneaky ain't they?
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    We did the same thing when we first bought Golden Sex Links and Buff Orps together at the feed store a few years ago. I was so sure that the BOs were the GSLs and vice versa...then found out they were reversed!

    Your GSL will probably be your best egglayer!
  4. jdoane

    jdoane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 7, 2013
    Western Massachusetts
    My 12 year old daughter made sure we went out and told Luna that she wasn't really a Buff Orpington. She was pleased that Luna didn't seem to mind! [​IMG]
  5. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 3, 2013

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