Purebred Buff Orpington chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ECA, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. ECA

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    Hi, I’m Emma, I’m new here!
    Yesterday I picked up some Orpington chicks, I would like to know if purebred Orpington chicks had this kind of wing pattern? I didn’t think they did.. well the other chicks don’t anyway.
    Sorry the photos aren’t the best, I haven’t got a full photo of its wings yet I’ll take one tomorrow.
    The only other chickens they had were light and lavender Sussex.. oh and also Guinea fowl. My guess is this chick is about 4 weeks old but I could be wrong. I’ve also noticed it almost has no comb and it’s head is shaped a lot different to the rest of the chicks..
    Thanks Emma 5DBD779B-20EB-4516-AFA6-FA05E45DB4DA.jpeg 58E3576D-A50F-43A9-9D50-F1B7B41E1FC6.jpeg
     
  2. ECA

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  3. Frazzemrat1

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    What color are the legs? My understanding is that Orps have white legs? Also, does that chick appear more reddish in the feathers than the others?
     
  4. ECA

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    Yes, they all have white legs, the feathers on the chick are slightly darker than the rest
     
  5. Frazzemrat1

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    Well, that threw my theory out. LOL
     
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  6. Gray Farms

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    I'm not so sure you've got an Orpington there. It looks to have a pea comb.
     
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  7. debid

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    Fence-vaulting rooster, perhaps. ;)
     
  8. drumstick diva

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    Gray Farms has a point about the comb. How about new photo in 2-4 weeks to see how it is maturing.
     
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  9. ECA

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    Here is a couple of photos in better lighting, it’ll be interesting to see how s/he feathers out. I’ll post a another photo in a couple of weeks 786CF77E-77BA-4E12-811B-9DD2A13D4D16.jpeg DA4AABA1-4CEF-4AB7-BB02-3AFEBAB4CFB0.jpeg
     
  10. debid

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    I see a slight crest as well as the off coloring and comb. I wonder...

    You're in Australia? I'm thinking Araucana.

    BTW, I'd call and ask if they had an Araucana rooster at some point. They might have had birds they sold off that you didn't see or he could have literally flown over the fence from a neighboring farm. It happens. The only other explanation would be that they were hatching purchased eggs or re-selling chicks.
     
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