- May 19, 2015
So after a year of raising a RIR, a mutt mommy and a rooster from down the street who decided this was home, I decided to do some research and find just the right ladies. We waited patiently for our local feed store to have their chick days, and I purchased 12 buff orpingtons. I have been rather happy with my new gals, but something seemed odd. All but 1 were very similar in color to my RIR, but not quite as dark. They were not the beautiful golden blondes I was hoping for. After checking with the feed store, they were also selling NHR that day. So my question is, how on earth can I tell which ones are buff if any, and who is a New Hampshire? The feed store doesn't have more buffs, and I'm not sure I could get rid of my ladies anyhow.. Any thoughts.. Thank you!