I AM GETTING CONFUSED! ARE THESE ORPINGTONS OR RIR'S?? pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lyndatu, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

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    Can you help me? I am freakin' confused!

    Are these things Orpingtons, or Rhode Island Reds?

    Here! I dumped pics!

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    You know what breed it is yet? No? WELL THEN HERE'S SOME MORE PICS!!!

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    What did you say? More pics? WELL THEN EAT THESE!

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    Here's some pics from the web so you can compare them:

    Rhode Island Reds:
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    Buff Orpington:
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    Come on........breed.............RIR? Orpington? Neither? Which is which? CHOOSE!

    Oh, and they're "browner" than these pics.....the sunlight conditions keep changing because of clouds......also my camera is quite low in quality and only supports 16 mil. colors.

    They also have a red tip on their beaks.
     
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  2. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster

    I vote Buff's by the look of the feathering.....I am no expert though.
     
  3. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Too many pics for my dial up, but that first one definitely looks like an Orp. Our RIRs were yellow, that ones kind of a rust kind of color like Orps. Are those the only two breeds that you know it could be?
     
  4. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    I'm still voting for a production strain of RIRs (based on feathers coming in.. my girls had the same light/dark feathers), although they are lighter in color than my RIRs were.

    Hmm.. I'm not an expert by any stretch, though. So don't go by me! My RIRs are great birds, and from what I've heard here Orps are nice, too. I don't think you could go wrong if they turn out to be either one of those.

    Meghan

    Edited to add: my avatar is my RIR 'Arold. If you look closely I think you can make out the red splodge on her beak.
     
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  5. DoctorGoose

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    hehe...Wait till they grow up---Honestly, when my batch of chicks came in, it was very difficult to tell the RIR from the Buff Orpington from the Production Red from the NH red.

    Whatever they are, they will lay beautiful brown eggs....[​IMG]

    Maybe you have one RIR and one BO! That would be fun!
     
  6. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

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    Hi

    I'm begining to think they're Orpingtons......

    Here is another pic. That is the EXACT color of my chicks.

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    RIR or Orp?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. smnytx

    smnytx In the Brooder

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    If you look closely I think you can make out the red splodge on her beak.

    I forgot about that. Do any of yours have that blood-red bit on the top of the beak? My RIR did, from day one. Probably a clue.

    Oh - if you put that many pics on a thread, some won't be able to open it, due to bandwidth. Best to post a warning for the dial-up users, so you won't constipate their machines!

    Good luck - I think the breed will become clear soon. They grow REALLY fast.​
     
  8. lyndatu

    lyndatu Songster

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    Oh, yes! I have the blood-red bit on the tip of their beaks!!! Both have, but the much younger one's red tip is just starting to show up, but it's completely visible!

    Does this mean they are Rhode Island Reds?

    Thanks in advance!

    And having and Orp and a RIR is a good idea!

    Oh and Meghan's avatar looks like my 2 unknown-breed chicks! [​IMG]

    Sorry for the overloading of pics! [​IMG]
     
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  9. GloriaH

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    I can't tell you what breed they are but I need to know where you got your chicken wragler gloves...I need a pair like that. [​IMG] I know picking up those fluffy butts can be a little hard on your hands.
     
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  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Songster

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    I would say that are NOT orps, but my red were a bit darker. Youll know soon enough, either breed are great.
     

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