Is this a Buff Orp, New Hamp or something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by upacreek, May 5, 2008.

  1. upacreek

    upacreek Hatching

    May 5, 2008

    I'm sort of a chick newbie. I've had chickens for 8 years for eggs & bug control, but rarely ever dealt with chicks. I recently picked up some chicks at one of the local Feed Stores and had to get an assortment of chicks since they were out of all the breeds I wanted.

    I was told a specific chick was a Buff Orpington and another chick was a New Hampshire. They don't seem to fit the descriptions I have seen on the internet though...

    The chicks are about 6-7 weeks old in these photos taken today. According to the Feed Store, in the shot with the Barred Rock, the chick on the far left is the New Hampshire and the chick in the middle is the Buff Orpington.

    I suspect the one on the left is really the Buff Orpington. If that is the case, is the other chick the New Hampshire or something else?

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    Thank you for any input!
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    The far left is the Buff Orp with white legs and the other one looks like an Easter Egger from the muffs on the face. Pretty girls! No New Hampshires in that pic.
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    The one with the facial hair looks easter eggy to me too. Lucky you blue and green eggies! I jusst got 5 of them. Not even a week old yet. I cant wait for thhe eggs.
  4. I agree, you have a Easter Egger (green legs and tufts is a give away) and a buff Orpington.
  5. upacreek

    upacreek Hatching

    May 5, 2008
    Thank you all for the replies!

    I just KNEW those chicks didn't look right when he said what breed they were. Since they had so few chicks left, I chose them instead of their tiny "Mystery Bantams" with feathered legs.

    I'm glad to learn the Easter Egger is not going to turn buff or brown! I'm rather fond of her coloring!
  6. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    Yep, what they said, and those are beautiful chicks! I LOVE that EE!!!!

  7. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I agree the one on the left looks like a Buff and the middle is an EE. We love those green eggs. [​IMG]
  8. KrisRose

    KrisRose Songster

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Lucky you- that's a beautiful EE.
  9. upacreek

    upacreek Hatching

    May 5, 2008
    Guess my bad luck of most of the chicks being sold out turned into good luck with these two girls! [​IMG]

    Now I'm curious if the Feed Store sold a whole slew of Easter Eggers as Buff Orpingtons or New Hampshires and how many people are going to be surprised/upset? There were no bins labeled EE/Ameraucana/Araucana/whatever.

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