Could this be a Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MissouriChick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. MissouriChick

    MissouriChick In the Brooder

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    I hope that you can see the shading in this picture. This was my favorite baby chick. He/she was the yummiest pale brown, not yellow like a lot of the others. As it has grown, it filled in with "white" feathers but they always seemed tinted to me. Now, it seems whitish on the bottom but all around its neck and head is this "buff" color. Do you think it could be a Buff? I think its a rooster because of its antics but I don't mind. We'll keep him if he's a Buff.
     
  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    No, it's not a buff orpington.
    It looks like a white plymouth rock, or it could be a cross between a white rock and a buff orp, but either way it's not a buff orp.
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    here are buff orps and white rocks. they are older than yours, but you can see the color difference.
    How old is it? I get a "roo" look from him, but no waddles yet, so I dunno.
    Good Luck!
    Christina
     
  3. MissouriChick

    MissouriChick In the Brooder

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    My chicks will be 6 weeks old tomorrow.
    Yeah, you're right. Not nearly Buff enough. I was wondering if it was a cross too but how often does that happen when they come from a hatchery?
     
  4. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    What color legs do they have? At that age, I am gonna say boy b/c of the comb and it looks like he/she is getting the pointy neck feathers.
    Now, if he has yellow legs as it looks like, he could be a Buff Plymouth Rock. They ARE lighter than Buff Orpingtons, will grow to be a nice size. Did you get them from Murray McMurray? they have nice, light colored Buff Rocks. (was he your surprise chick? Lol)
     
  5. countrygirl23

    countrygirl23 In the Brooder

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    no its not
     
  6. k2chickens

    k2chickens Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    New Castle, Indiana
    NOPE![​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Not a Rock...
    Can you get a picture of it standing?
     
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  8. SunAngel

    SunAngel Songster

    May 20, 2008
    Chambersburg, Pa.
    It looks like my Amberlink that I got from TSC. She is all white with touches of buff showing up in random places.
     
  9. PoultryPotts

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    Bufforpingtons have pink shanks. It looks like a red star hybrid also called a golden comet and gold sexlink rooster.
     

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