Finding a purebred Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awalters0815, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Songster

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    What all should I look for in a true Buff Orp. I have been told that a lot of the chickens sold as Buff Orps. are actually backyard cross breads. Please help. I would like to add a Buff Orp hen so I can hatch some chicks from a natural brooder.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Look up the Standard of Perfection for Buff Orpingtons. They should be large-bodied with buff feathering with very little to no smut in the tail feathers. If they have a dark tail, they shouldn't be bred, but will be fine as backyard layers. Hens should be around 8-10 pounds, roosters a few pounds heavier for nice quality birds. Also, they should lay a nice sized, light to medium brown egg. No white eggs.

    Also, make sure they have white legs and single combs with 5 points and a blade ideally. If they have yellow legs that are Buff Rocks. They have have a rose comb, it is a Buff Wyandotte.
     
  3. awalters0815

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    Quote:thank you. very helpful!!
     
  4. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife In the Brooder

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    Quote:thank you. very helpful!!

    How would you pick out a Buff orp chick?
     

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