Identity Crisis! Golden Comet or Buff Orpington???

JericaLB

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
5
0
9
Small Town, USA
Ok so my husband and I bought our first chicks about three weeks ago. We hurried to Tractor Supply after a man on the phone told me they had Buff Orpington chicks in stock (I had been calling for three weeks waiting...) however when we got there we were told that all they had were Golden Comet pullets. My husband was tired of waiting and we had already bought the coop so we went ahead and got six.

Like I said the chicks are now almost three weeks old and I am beginning to doubt whether or not they are Golden Comets. They aren't nearly red enough and two of them are growing so much faster than the others (perhaps roosters???) They have the long tail feathers in the pictures. I am starting to believe that we actually got six straight-run Buff Orpingtons. However my husband wants to wait before we call Tractor Supply to inform them of the mistake. (I'm not mad, but there was a price difference between straight-run and pullets and I feel they need to know about the incorrect information.)

Please take a look and let me know if we do in fact have Buffs or if I'm going crazy. Thank you!



 

Basskids08

Chick Logging
5 Years
Mar 9, 2014
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[COLOR=333333]Ok so my husband and I bought our first chicks about three weeks ago. We hurried to Tractor Supply after a man on the phone told me they had Buff Orpington chicks in stock (I had been calling for three weeks waiting...) however when we got there we were told that all they had were Golden Comet pullets. My husband was tired of waiting and we had already bought the coop so we went ahead and got six. [/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]Like I said the chicks are now almost three weeks old and I am beginning to doubt whether or not they are Golden Comets. They aren't nearly red enough and two of them are growing so much faster than the others (perhaps roosters???) They have the long tail feathers in the pictures. I am starting to believe that we actually got six straight-run Buff Orpingtons. However my husband wants to wait before we call Tractor Supply to inform them of the mistake. (I'm not mad, but there was a price difference between straight-run and pullets and I feel they need to know about the incorrect information.) [/COLOR] [COLOR=333333]Please take a look and let me know if we do in fact have Buffs or if I'm going crazy. Thank you! [/COLOR] [COLOR=333333] [/COLOR]
I'm pretty positive they aren't buff Orpingtons. Look like golden comets, red stars, etc.
 

JericaLB

Hatching
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
5
0
9
Small Town, USA
Ok so the more these babies grow the more convinced I am that two of them are actually guys. They almost have all of their feathers on their bodies and they are all solid gold. Not even the slightest bit of red to them. Take a look and let me know what you think!



This is the largest "male." He was the first to get all his feathers and they both have really long gorgeous tails. (The old farmers in our area say long tails are males... are they right???) As you can see, all gold.



This is one of the girls. All gold, still missing her head feathers, nice short fluffy tail.



Here's a pic of one of the "males" next to one of the girls. See the difference in the tails? And I really don't see any red....
 

WalkingOnSunshine

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 8, 2008
4,210
502
328
Ohio
What color legs and feet do they have? Orpingtons have white skin and red sex links most likely will have yellow skin. Also, RSL will have some red and some white feathers.

I think you have Orpingtons, myself. Check the skin color to be sure. That would also explain any cockerels, if the Orps were sold straight run. RSL males are white with red shoulders.
 
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