Is This A Buff Orpington?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KyCouple, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. KyCouple

    KyCouple Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first post and I am very excited to be here. Me and my wife received 4 baby hens that were suppose to be buff orpingtons, but I think they may be white orpies. They are only 5 weeks old and are covered in feathers. However the only color other than white is from dirt. We did get a 6 month old buff rooster who is already in the coop, we were waiting to transfer the young ladies when they could be away from a heat lamp. They are already pretty good size, there is a pic below. Is this a buff or a white? Thanks for the advice.


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  2. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks white to me, but it also looks like a rooster.....that's a really big comb and wattles to only be 5 weeks old..... [​IMG]
     
  3. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

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    Doesn't look like a buff orpington from the photo - yellow beak...what color are the legs? Very Roo.
     
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  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The beak looks white to me and so does the chicken. I would say definitely not a buff orp. Can you post a full body pic so we can figure out the breed?
     
  5. KyCouple

    KyCouple Out Of The Brooder

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    The legs appear to be somewhat yellow as well. They're legs are a little bit darker than their beaks. Of the four chicks two have red cones and the other two have light colored cones not nearly as big. Thanks for your help trying to figure out what they are. We got them from tractor supply and they were all supposed to be buff orpington pullets.
     
  6. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like it may be two boys and two girls then.
     
  7. chicktwit

    chicktwit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orps also have white legs not yellow. These maybe a cross? Not sure but at 5 weeks I vote that's a rooster.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I'm hoping I'm wrong, but judging by the sharp curvature of the beak and wide skull width, I believe that bird may be a Cornish X (meat bird).
     
  9. KyCouple

    KyCouple Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a full body pic of one of the ones without a red cone. Sorry for the dirtiness, need to give them a bath again.



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  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    And Cornish X (Cornish Rock, broilers, meat birds) it appears to be!

    Well, on the bright side...they'll be delicious in a few more weeks!
     

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