How Did I get A Black Chick From Buff Orpingtons? PICS ADDED!!

PriceFamilyFarms

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One of my Buff Orpington chicks that hatched today is black? I got the eggs from a person that only has Buff Orpingtons. How is this possible? I'll post pics shortly...
 
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Happy Chooks

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Could be a black sex link. A buff orp roo over a barred rock (or any barred female) will produce black sex links. Males will have a white dot on their head and feather in barred. Females will not have a dot and feather in black with some brown leakage.

Edited: Just saw that the breeder only has Buff orps. If that's the case, then I don't know.
 
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You may have a blue orfington that popped up in the lot...
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the person you got the eggs from were his bird originily from Hatchery stock, if so you may never know what they will throw.

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Picture would help tell if it is black or blue.


Have you contacted the seller of the eggs? If so, do you mind sharing what they said - I am very curious.



I do wonder about the hatchery angle. I have a hatchery Buff Orp and when crossed with my Splash Orp - they produce blue chicks with buff leakage/lacing - but never a black or solid blue (chicks have blue body and buff face at hatch)


eta: spelling errors I caught - brain and fingers not connected this am.
 
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PriceFamilyFarms

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I'll grab some pics as soon as they come out of the bator in a bit...still have a couple hatching. I can't catch the chick in question through the viewing windows of the bator
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The person that the eggs came from only raises and shows the Buffs...I sent her an email to ask her about it a little while ago, but probably won't hear back from her until this evening. Her flock is SQ and originated from her grandfather's stock..so no hatchery ties.
 

PriceFamilyFarms

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There is a dot on the top of the head, but it's blueish gray...

I set the Buff Orpington eggs along with delaware and RIR eggs, all the eggs were marked...all the BO came from one person and the Dela and RIR came from another
 
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i can say after breeding buffs for 7+ years including orps, silkies and ameraucanas, never once anything other than buff hatchlings here. they must have other birds id think or a nabors chicken possibly crossed with the sellers....
 

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