Orpington or Mixed Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bellmare, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. bellmare

    bellmare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought hatching eggs from a breeder in Alabama who was amazing and helpful. I bought only Cochins but I had a chick hatch who was a mystery - she was definitely not a Cochin.

    The breeder is aware and has been so sweet and helpful. I believe her when she says this is an Orpington but I am being repeatedly told this is NOT an Orpington so I think I need more opinions.

    She raises Campines, Orpingtons, CCLs, Cochins, Seramas, EEs, Speckled Sussex and Silkies. This has to be one of those, or a mix. It is not a Bantam, she is 11 weeks old and the same size as my other LF pullets.

    I've never seen this coloring in an Orpington but she says it's probably a result from a chocolate rooster and a black hen.
     
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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    it looks like a mix.
     
  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    You get black laced golds crossing a buff orpington with a black, blue or lavender orpington so it could well be the result of a black and chocolate orpington mix. Was she a dark brown chick? She's got the right coloured legs for that parentage.
     
  4. bellmare

    bellmare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was an all black chick with one small orange dot on the back of her head. I may have gotten a picture of it, I will check. [​IMG]
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's a mixed breed.
     
  6. bellmare

    bellmare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of the breeds that she raises, what would be the mix? The only thing I could think of is Orpington x Campine but she's really thick bodied unlike a Campine so I don't know if that's accurate.

    She raises Campines, Orpingtons, CCLs, Cochins, Seramas, EEs, Speckled Sussex and Silkies.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Egger mix.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, she's not Silkie, Serama, Cochin, Campine or Legbar, you can rule those out right off.

    That leaves Orp, EE and SS. Orps and SS both have white skin and straight combs. They're also rounded, fluffy birds. She could be either one mixed with EE, or she could have two EE parents. I guess you'll know for sure when she starts laying.
     

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