Does anyone know what breed this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenscratch, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. chickenscratch

    chickenscratch Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what breed this is? I think its a bantam. I have 1 Delaware and 2 Rhode Island Reds and this one in the photo is only about 2/3rds of their size.
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  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
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    I think its a BO
     
  3. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a buff orpington to me too. Do they make bantam BOs?
     
  4. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks exactly like our full size BO's
     
  5. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
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    Quote:Yes there are bantam BO's.
     
  6. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get a random smaller sized chicken from any breed occasionally. So, the smaller size doesn't eliminate the BO possibility.
    -maureen
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I agree, young BO.
     
  8. chickenmama22

    chickenmama22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks a lot like my buff minorca... except for the "ears" which look reddish on yours and cream colored on my minorcas.

    Is that how to tell the buff minorcas from the buff orpingtons?

    Nancy
     
  9. kayri

    kayri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes there are bantam BO's.

    There is so much to learn !!!
     
  10. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    chickenmama22, yes earlobe color is one way to distinguish between breeds. Good eye to spot that, most people just see the color and assume they are the same breed! [​IMG]

    Also Minorca's are much slimmer, more upright and lighter birds who lay white eggs.

    Orps are a heavy breed with fluffy feathers a different body carriage and lay brown eggs.

    They're also in different classes. Minorca's are in the Mediterranean class while Orpingtons are an English breed.
     

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