How to tell Buff Orpington from Isa brown?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Renthorin, May 19, 2012.

  1. Renthorin

    Renthorin Chirping

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    The breeder last July sold me 6 "Isa Brown" hens. My neighbor who also has chickens said "nice Orpingtons"

    Is there an easy way to tell them apart? Here are some picts:

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    They sure look like buff orpingtons to me. Most Isa browns are more of a red color with white flecking in their hackles, tails and sometimes their wings.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging

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    That's what I was thinking too
     
  4. steelchair

    steelchair In the Brooder

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    Either Or nice looking birds. I was always told Isa birds were more red than orange.
     
  5. downsm75

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    Looks like a grown version of mine. Buff orpington
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Look like my Buff Orps. Nice looking Orps you got there!
     
  7. Not ISA Browns. The ISA is actually more brownish in coloration than many Red Sex Links. Thus, the name I guess.

    My favorite breed for the egg business side of things.


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    Last edited: May 19, 2012
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