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Full blooded buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shannon84, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi this is my rooster Franklin that showed up at our house easter week! I assumed after research that he is a buff Orpington . But I see some orpingtons on here have a short back? [​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He looks like a standard hatchery sourced buff Orpington.
     
  3. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay, I think I know what that means . So there is other types of buff Orpingtons? Thanks!!!
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    She means he isn't show quality. He is a buff Orpington, and a pretty nice looking boy.
     
  5. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought maybe that's what it means. Thank you so much! [​IMG]
     
  6. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would you have any idea of what his age range might be, or is there a way of telling that? Thank you [​IMG]
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Older roosters get thicker legs and generally get a bigger all around, as well as getting some big spurs. I would guess yours to be a younger bird less than 2 years and probably under a year, but it's only guess based on your photos.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    buff orp
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there are "American" buff Orpingtons which is what hatcheries sell. And there are English buff Orpingtons which are the original Orpingtons. The Americans were bred from the English lines for faster maturing and as more prolific layers. The Americans also are much smaller than the true English Orpingtons.
     
  10. shannon84

    shannon84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that's very interesting, I wondered why my buff didn't can the cut off body round look , I would love to get a lavender one some day! He was a stray someone dropped off in our woods and we found him and I feel in love with the guy, and he turned me into a chicken person as of this spring lol. Thanks everyone for the info! That's crazy that the English ones are bigger! Because I thought my Franklin was massive ha! :lol:
     

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