How do you tell the difference?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by treeman52, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. treeman52

    treeman52 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell the difference between a buff plymouth rock and a buff orpington? or a white rock from a white orpington?
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Both Buff Orpingtons and White Orpingtons have white/pink legs and feet. Plymouth Rocks have yellow legs and feet.

    In hatchery quality they otherwise look the same, in good quality the Orpingtons are very fluffy and round towards the rear, while Rocks have a little more of a square shape to them.
     
  3. treeman52

    treeman52 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the info I appreciate it
     
  4. Interesting. I didn't know they were that close in appearence. Good to know.
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gila, New Mexico
    I believe that hatcheries sometimes sell buff birds with yellow legs as orps. I have ordered buff orps from a hatchery and gotten birds with white legs and with yellow legs.
     

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