One has white legs and beak; the others has yellow. Are they different breeds? Bantam Buff Orps

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggwell, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Buff Orpington Bantams that have yellow beaks and yellow legs, except one hen and she has white beak and white legs. Does anyone know about Buff Orpington Bantams? Are they supposed to have yellow or white legs and beaks? Or are they not even Buff Orp Bantams at all? [​IMG]
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  2. RulingTheRoost

    RulingTheRoost Out Of The Brooder

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    As with any kind of breed, there will be some genetic variations, but they are all the same breed.

    Your hen looks just like one of my Buffs (standard size, in my case) and she is without a doubt pure bred.

    Hope that cleared anything up :)
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Those with yellow beaks and legs are likely Buff Rock bantams instead of Buff Orpington bantams. Buff Rocks look almost identical to Buff Orpingtons and are sometimes mixed up with them. The yellow legs are what set them apart from the BOs.
     
  4. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much, that gives me a big sigh of relief. I'm glad they are what I thought they were.

    Relieved
     
  5. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I guess I need to check this out a little closer. Thank-you.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
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  9. ChickenMom531

    ChickenMom531 New Egg

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    Well this posting sorta upsets me, I have 6 hens that I thought were true Buff Orpingtons, after all that is what was told to me by the store in which I bought them. So Now after reading this I have 5 Buff Rocks and One true Buff Orpy..:(
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The good new here is that the Buff Rocks are typically slightly better layers and less apt to go broody than Buff Orpingtons.
     

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