One Buff Orpington Chick is much lighter in color

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  1. deonnal

    deonnal Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 3 pullets that are approximately 7weeks old. Two of them look like "normal" chicks from the pics I've seen. However, one of them is much lighter (almost white) with some brown speckles on the end of its wings and around the neck. She also seems to have less fluffiness to her feathers. I am starting to wonder if she is maybe a "he." Is it normal for them to be so different in color? Does anyone think I got a rooster by chance?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    It would help if you could post clear photos of the lighter chick, so we could give our opinion. Buff orps look the same whether male or female. Some breeds have different colors for each gender,Buff Orps do not. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided join our flock. X2 on drumstick diva. Trying to ID a chicken without a picture is like shooting in the dark. Perhaps someone there can answer your questions. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in having all pullets.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Ooops. It's getting late and my mind was foggy. I meant to say, "If you can post a picture, perhaps we can answer your question." Sorry for the typo. :eek:)
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! X3 on the above advice pictures really do help so other members get a better idea of what you are describing.
    Wishing you the very best of luck and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    A different color probably means that it is a different breed, not that it is a rooster. It may be a different breed, like a Production Red (or your Buff Orpingtons may not actually be Buff Orpigntons at all).
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

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