I think I made a boo boo

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by halo, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Im on day 20, and have already hatched out 1 golden laced wyandotte, one blue rock, and 2 blue orps. The problem is....I cant tell the rocks from the orps! They were marked, but when I came home, they had popped their shells and were already laying all over the place. When will I be able to tell the difference? Theres a splash in there that Im really hoping is an orp. Julie, these are your orps.
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Orps should have white legs, and rocks should have yellow legs. However, orps can be recessive for yellow legs if I remember right.
     
  3. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Silkiechicken is right. The shanks will be slate on both breeds but the beak and bottom of the feet on the rocks will be yellow and the Orps will be white. Bad thing is sometimes you cant tell for a couple of weeks. [​IMG]
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I don't mind if I cant tell for a few weeks, just so long as I can tell eventually. I think, from watching what little I could, that there are a splash and blue orp, and 2 blue rocks. Have 6 more pipped, so hopefully Ill be home so I can tell who is who.
     
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  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:We have a similar problem with our children. But we worked it out eventually, and now lovingly call them grump, Whiny and Messy [​IMG]
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
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    I am curious if an orp rock is a mix of the 2, or a typo?
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    A typo....you caught me.

    Tho thats an interesting idea.....hmmmm....
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If their blue orps the legs are slate or dark... The buff orps have the white/pink tones... not sure on the colorings of the blue rocks, Yogiman has some blue rock chicks from Gordie.......Julie's splash have light legs almost white...or mine do from her....
     
  9. BrahmaMama

    BrahmaMama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2008
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    Quote:We have a similar problem with our children. But we worked it out eventually, and now lovingly call them grump, Whiny and Messy [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Sounds like my household! [​IMG]
     
  10. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    Well, I can't wait to see pics. I bet they are cute.
     

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