More Pics of Chicks & a Mystery - Hinkjc please look

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 20, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    We seem to have one extra yellow chick. We may have messed up a little
    on our counts. Could a Buff Orp be yellow as a chick? The other orps are
    orange. Hmmm. I like a good mystery.


    The two little yellows are leghorns that came from two of our white eggs.

    Is this possibly an Orp??? Jody are you playing a trick on me? I'm 90% sure
    this chick hatched from one of your brown eggs. [​IMG]
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    does not look like an orpinton to me
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I can't solve your mystery, but can I just say awwwwwwwwwwww, omgosh I want to hold and snuggle that little guy. So sweet. [​IMG]
  4. beebiz

    beebiz Songster

    Jul 2, 2007
    W. Tennessee
    Doesn't look like my Buffs did when I got them.

  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    buffs have pink legs not orange
  6. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Is it just the photo or does it have orange legs? An Orpington should have pink legs
  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I have to agree..I don't think that's an orp either. .the fluff is way too light, unless its a super pale buff. And I don't have anything else that would have hatched that appears white that lays brown eggs. My araucana and ameracauna lay blue/green eggs.

  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Did you count your egg shells when they hatched? Sometimes it will tell you which is which. I make sure those eggs pipped in half match like a piece of puzzle and it would tell me, ok one brown egg...more to go...

    Buff Orps chick legs should be either white or pink......and at maturity, they should all have pink legs.

    I dont think Jody would have misinformed you or put you down for the wrong breed of eggs on purpose.

    I think if that is all the eggs you had from your Leghorns and Jody, then it may have been your Leghorn chick.
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    I don't think Jody switched an egg. I was just being silly.

    Jody's 14 eggs were nice and big and brown.

    Out of my 5, 2 were white and 3 were small browns with checkmarks. They were
    so small they didn't need checkmarks anyways. The two whites hatched
    the two little yellow chicks. 1 of three of the brown was an assisted hatch.
    That chick is still in the bator. It's very clear I mixed up one of my brown
    eggs with one of Jodys'.

    I have 2 roos, one leghorn and one black silkie. Obviously Dad is my leghorn.
    Who is mom?
    2 Leghorn hens - Lay white eggs - Nope
    2 EEs - Lay green eggs - Nope
    That leaves 2 Australorps, 1 Jersey Giant, 1 Buff, & 1 Sussex.

    I don't know chicken genetics but I'm gonna guess the chick is a Leghorn/Buff cross.
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    I know you were being silly. I can't wait to see it when it grows, so we can figure out what it is. I would think Buff/leghorn cross. I see it has a white beak..the legs may turn white over time as well..and you got yourself one excellent producing white orpinghorn. lol


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