Flea Market Blues

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brenda Vause, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Brenda Vause

    Brenda Vause In the Brooder

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    We got these chicks a couple weeks ago at a flea market. We aren't sure really what they are... We are guessing blue and lavender somethings, maybe splashes, but we aren't sure what. The man said wyandottes and said the little blue one was a blue orpington. The two white ones have silver/gray dusted all throughout their feathers. Does anyone know?
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    I'd say all orps different shades of blue and splash
     
  3. Brenda Vause

    Brenda Vause In the Brooder

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    They might be... I love my buff orpington! She is huge and grew quickly from the start. She was way bigger than them at that age. She out grew all the chicks we bought her with, which are barred plymoth rock, RIRs, golden comet, amberlink and australorp. These chicks are more petit. Maybe all orps don't grow huge. Do think maybe they are bantam orps?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, they certainly aren't Wyandottes. Be careful buying any chickens at a flea market. That can be a disease nightmare you don't want to experience.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

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    the blue chick looks like it has a beard. the other 2 are splash. Not sure on breed, maybe Andaulsion?
    Does the blue one have a pea comb? Could be an EE.
     
  6. Brenda Vause

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    Oh, well these chicks have been super healthy so far thankfully! And when we got them home and realy looked at them, we knew thay were not wyandottes! lol and had very big doubts that the little blue one was an orpington. I was looking up chicks that possibly looked like her and the andualusion chicks did seem like a good contender! But how do you tell a pea comb? I'm not familiar with them...




    I just found a pic of the blue olive egg layer... does it look like it could be my blue?
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  7. BlueCamas

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    They all look like Orpingtons of the BBS variety to me.
     

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