Not a Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shifty Joe, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Shifty Joe

    Shifty Joe Songster

    Mar 24, 2010
    Bentonville Arkansas
    So... Over a year ago I bought two chicks from a local vet supply store to be the flag ship for my upcoming flock. I was told by the sales person they were Rhode Island Reds. After seeing a RIR up close a few weeks latter, I decided that they were very much NOT RIR. After many website searches I decided they must be Buff Orpingtons. This year I got a few additional "Buff Orpingtons" and can't help but notice these orignal two don't have the same coloring as these new BO. So I am asking for a helpfully suggestion from my fellow members of BYC.

    Note: These are the sweetest chickens you could hope for. Even at year plus these girls are easy to handle, never pick on the other chickens, and you can always find them sitting together whenever you go and look at the flock. Don't know if that may help determine their breed.


    Please notice the darker necks, light bodies, and black tipped tail feathers. Their legs seem to be light colored, but not the near white I'm seeing in the new BO.

    Any help would be great.

  2. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    Le Roy, NY
    wow, i have no idea. just goes to show you never know what you're gonna get! the light with the dark tail reminds me of brahma's, but I am clueless!
  3. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Winchester, TN
    I would say some kind of sexlink.

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