Could these have come from a choc x choc orpington breeding pen?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rosetinted, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 6 chocolate orpington bantam hatching eggs, from a choc to choc breeding. .

    Anyway, 4 didnt make it to lockdown.. but the two that did, hatched as these????

    Any ideas on what they could be?[​IMG]

    I guess I've either been ripped off or the eggs were mixed up when the seller shipped them!? [​IMG]

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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like buff orps to me. I'm pretty sure chocolate chicks are more brown colored, although I've never seen one in person.
     
  3. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope some of our resident genetics expert can help you....but those 2 sure look like buff orp chicks I have hatched MANY times.

    Perhaps chocolate over chocolate produces some chocolate and some buff chicks????
     
  4. Keri78

    Keri78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maaaybe they'll turn chocolate as time goes on??? Kinda like black chicks do?[​IMG] What does the person you got them from say?[​IMG] Blessings, Keri
     
  5. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Mine started out that color and turned into red sexlinks. [​IMG]
     
  6. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to the Genetics of Chicken Colours book, Chocolate to Chocolate should produce Chocolate. And the chick should be brown in color.
     
  7. rosetinted

    rosetinted Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys.

    Hippichick, do you know what chocolate to buff would produce?

    I noticed he was advertising buff orp eggs as 'coming soon', so perhaps one got in with the chocs or something?

    The breeder has not answered my calls or emails yet, so I'm none the wiser, lol.



    PS. these are what he normally hatches & are what I was expecting.....

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  8. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like buffs to me just mho.....
     
  9. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the chocolates should be dark in color in my experience
     
  10. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about Choc to Buff, but maybe that's what happened. Those definitely look like buffs. Hopefully our Genetics people will chime in. I surely hope you can get in touch with him and he'll make it good. I know those eggs could not have been cheap.
     

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