Help! Can't tell if one of 6 buff orpingtons is really an Orpington!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danielle805, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. danielle805

    danielle805 Out Of The Brooder

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    The darker one is larger than the others and much darker (hopefully you can see in the pic) they are 4 weeks old, he/she even sounds different from the others, almost a deeper chirp? This is my first post here so hopefully this works! Thank you all!
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might just be a male and the rest are females ^^
     
  3. MoffatChicken

    MoffatChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with CascidiaRiver it could be a Roo. I got 10 Orpington chicks last year and they were all a bit different same father (they had one rooster) but different hens which probably have another breed mixed in their background. One of mine even had blue feet!
     
  4. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    My 4 1/2 wk old BO roo in question is very golden...almost orange even. "His" comb is quite large. You can see pics of mine on this forum under celeste or sir Lester if you'd like a pic to compare. Best of luck to you and your BO's!:)
     
  5. danielle805

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    Here is a picture with all of them, sorry I'm getting used to posting pics on here!
     
  6. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    My roo (?) is much darker in color like yours but the head isn't quite as light in color. Keep us updated with future pics, might be easier to tell given some more time :)
     
  7. danielle805

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    Thank you for the responses! I noticed "he" definitely seems to be on the lookout while the others scratch and peck around outside. I have no others so hopefully we will be able to keep him is he really s a he lol!
     
  8. lclark

    lclark 20 acres bliss

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    I hope you can keep 'him'...he'll protect his flock of hens like a guard dog lol
     
  9. danielle805

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    Here's an updated pic, he or she seems dark for a buff Orpington. Any idea?
     
  10. danielle805

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    He's or she is the friendliest thing too!
     

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