Help me identify this white chicken, please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicky Chick Mama, May 24, 2011.

  1. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased 5 buff orpington pullets from Rural King 12 weeks ago and one is white and does not appear to be a buff. At 2 weeks old, Goldie was the largest chick and now at 13 weeks old, the others have outgrown him/her. I suspect it is a roo, but am not sure of the breed and have nothing to compare with. Rural King did not stock any white chickens at that time (only orps, RIR and Barred Rock in stock), so we are really at a loss. It does have one black/white striped tail feather, a couple a brownish spot on each wing and some black flecks in the neck feathers.
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  2. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    ugh...let me try again with those photos! LOL
     
  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white rock roo...?
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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  5. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I wondered about that. I'm a newbie, so I'm really clueless on these. Have you had white rock? Here's a tail picture...
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  6. Chicky Chick Mama

    Chicky Chick Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:That does look a lot like our Goldie...who has turned into a Whitey. Thanks for the link! I just wish it were a pullet instead. I'll never buy from rural king again. [​IMG] Of the 20 RIR pullets purchased, 2 are roos. Of the 5 Buff Orps Pullets, 2 are roos and one was a different breed roo. I know mistakes happen, but the % mistakes on those orpingtons is quite high!!
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Quote:That does look a lot like our Goldie...who has turned into a Whitey. Thanks for the link! I just wish it were a pullet instead. I'll never buy from rural king again. [​IMG] Of the 20 RIR pullets purchased, 2 are roos. Of the 5 Buff Orps Pullets, 2 are roos and one was a different breed roo. I know mistakes happen, but the % mistakes on those orpingtons is quite high!!

    I still think that could be a pullet.

    Look at the pic of "Amanda" on feathersite.
     
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  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I have a california white that has a couple smudges on her....well, now she is colored more mud [​IMG] , have had tons a rain lately

    eta- I thought my california white was a cockeral for a LONG time.... I don't see anything that screams roo, I would wait it out personally...
     
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  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    It may not be a roo. I have a hen that looks just like that if I can get a pic I'll show it to you.
     
  10. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hatchery white Plymouth Rock rooster. White birds tend to have a couple black feathers here and there.
     

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