HELP!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Daniel23, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Daniel23

    Daniel23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to chickens, and i was wondering if Buff orpingtons are suppose to have black, brown tail feathers.
     
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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Buff Orpingtons are a buff/biegey color. The Black Australorps, which are Orpingtons as well, will have black/brownish tail feathers. :)
     
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  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Buff Orpingtons are supposed to have buff tail feathers. However, hatchery stock or non-show quality birds occaionsally get some black or browish feathers. Are you sure that your bird is a Buff Orpington? You can post on the "What Breed or Gender" thread if you're not sure, or you can post a picture here.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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  7. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,some may have a black mottled look to tail feathers,almost looks like mold on feathers. While not show quality,they are excellent layers and pets,very friendly/docile sweet birds.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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