Differences between buff rocks and buff orpingtons?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggsited chickens, May 16, 2009.

  1. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered 3 buff rocks and 3 buff orpingtons but I'm having a terrible time telling the two apart. Does anyone know the differences when they are chicks? I've noticed that 3 of them don't have very big tails and the other three do...is this any help???
     
  2. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had orphs but my buff rocks have yellow legs from very early on.

    HTH
     
  3. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've tried looking that way too, but they all look like they all have the same colored legs.
     
  4. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone???
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Orpingtons have white legs and rocks have yellow.
     
  6. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, i'll just have to look closer tomorrow! Thanks
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sometimes Orp chicks have pink legs but will grow out white.

    Buff Rocks always have yellow legs.
     

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