Orpingtons or buff Plymouth rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Esmeralda, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Out Of The Brooder

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    I know Orps usually have white/pink legs but what else differentiates them from buff Plymouth Rocks?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Orpingtons, at least show quality birds, will be deeper and fluffier than Buff Plymouth Rocks. Plymouth Rocks tend to have a longer body, more of a rectangluar shape.
     
  3. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know there was a buff Rock, but the Orpingtons have a somewhat short looking neck and smaller heads, whereas Rocks have larger bodies with big necks. I think the Orpington body style is the most attractive, as is their temperment.

    My Rock laid superb eggs just like my Red. Orpingtons' eggs are on the small side and lighter colored, still I prefer Orpingtons.
     
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on this.
     
  5. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Out Of The Brooder

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    Does the hen in the picture look more like an Orpington than a Plymouth Rock?
     
  6. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpington
     
  7. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Out Of The Brooder

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    This was a prize winning buff Plymouth Rock, which is why I am now wondering wether my hen is really a orp????
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Buff Orps. Also, Buff Rocks have yellow legs.
     
  9. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, asides from the small head, the hen in the first picture has white legs. Rocks have yellow legs.

    The hen in the second picture looks very much like a BO, especially since it is so fluffy. It's neck does look a bit long though. Can't really see it's legs. Again, I never knew there was such thing as a Buff Rock before you mentioned it.
     
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