Please help sort my Orpington chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Carolyn, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are from my Orpington flock consisting of a Buff English rooster and a Lemon Cuckoo Rooster. The hens are Buff, buff/Colombian, and black and splash from a blue flock.
     
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  2. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    The buff ones are probably crosses of the colors and you will have to wait and see how they feather out to know the end color.

    The blue and black are just blue and black, I see no splash in the one photo.
     
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  5. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
    The grayer one will be the splash i suppose since she looks like her mother as a chick.

    I was expecting a lot of buff coloring. The lemon cuckoo rooster has blackish feathers in his tail. Are the dark markings from
    the hens being Buff over Buff/Columbia ? Or do lemon cuckoo have markings as chicks?
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Let It Snow Premium Member

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    Lemon cuckoo chicks are usually just buff like regular buff Orpington chicks. The dark markings are probably from the Colombian.
     
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  7. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for that information. That is the missing piece of the puzzle.
     
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