Chicks, Buff Orpington vs Red sex link pics added

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LoneCowboy, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Guestion. I have 11 Red Sex link chicks, and 1 buff orpington. Problem is, I can't tell them apart. I have no idea which one is the buff. So I thought I'd ask the experts, what do I look for in the two different breeds as they grow to tell them apart? I have a lady who want's the buff at 7 weeks old. I need to be able to tell the difference by then. Can somebody help me? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2007
  2. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
  3. FluffyChickenMama

    FluffyChickenMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the BO will be a golden sort of yellow... and the red sex links will be, well, red.. [​IMG]
    you should be able to tell them apart now.. try going to feathersite, that should help..

    www.feathersite.com


    Renae
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Sometimes red sex links will have a yellow color to there legs. The buff Orpingtons have a white or pastie white leg. Could you post any pictures?
     
  5. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I actually have 51 chick's in all. So it's a little hard to single out the reds and the buff.

    The white leg info is very helpful. I'll check that out when I go out to the brooder in the morning. I knew there had to be something different.

    They both have single combs so that didn't help either.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your Buff Orpington chick will have white legs....
     
  7. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Ok, is this my buff? I read what you all said, and I think this might be the one. She's none to happy about being brought into the house for her photo opportunity. But the cat was sure interested. [​IMG]

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  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    btt
     
  9. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    That is what she/he looks like to me ...looks to be pale white/pink legs...if they turn more yellow, probably a buff rock....
     
  10. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I didn't order any buff rocks, so I guess it must be the right one. [​IMG]
     

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