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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PhlyinPheBee, Apr 2, 2009.
I have lost it. I just bought 2 more chicks!
One BO and one calfornia white!!! Pullets!!!!!
Congrats on your new cuties.
Are you sure that is a buff orpington? It looks like my comets. I have older buff'orps and they never had white wings when they were small. I call the comets angel winged because of the white wings. Enjoy either way you will have a nice hen. Jean
All I know is what they said that the feed store. I hope that it is. That is what I have been wanting.
they're very, very cute, but neither of them are a buff orpington.
did you get them at tractor supply co.? they are famous for mixing up their chicks. I bought five supposed BO's there last week and only two are BO's. Three are now sprouting white feathers! And given that I already had BO's, I should have known better...but BO's do not have black marks on their back, as does your yellow chick, nor are they as dark as the reddish chick you have.
Sorry!!!!!!!! You will love your new babies, regardless!
What is a California White? I've heard of California Greys but not Whites.
I did not get them at TSC. The one with the black spots they said a california white. I came home and looked it up and they do have black spots as chicks. As far as the other one the feathers coming out are not a white as they look(i used flash).
I guess as with all of my others I will have to wait and see.
I am sooooooooooooooooooo done for this year getting chicks.
I want them all to grow up, be healthy and run the yard!!!!
All the BO's I've ever had were perfectly buff colored from day one. Seems like yours is a bit lighter colored, but it's hard to tell from a photograph.
Are the California whites a leghorn cross? I seem to remember reading they were the offspring of I think a pearl white hen and some other darker colored breed of rooster.
I love leghorns, but they are lousy if you want them for pets... lol
Quote:So they told you the darker red one was a buff orpington? That's the one that's supposed to be a BO? It's not a BO. But it is very pretty.
My avatar is our buff orpingtons when they were chicks last year. Two of them in the photo are a couple of days old and two of them are a week old.