Question about my Buff Orpingtons


9 Years
Sep 21, 2010
We just got 3 buff Orpingtons. They are about 3 weeks old. One was a lot lighter then the others. I thought when her feathers came in she would darken up. Well the feathers are really light also. She doesn't look Buff she looks a light lemon color. Other then that she looks just like the others. Does this happen sometime with Buff Orpintons or does it sound like I might have a different breed or could she be a mix of a white and Buff Orpington? Sorry I am very ( green) knew to the chicken thing?

If you go to this site the darker chickens are the color of my two chicken and the lighter color is the color of my other chick. What do you think?

What I see in the photo are only two Buff Orpingtons (the solid buff colored ones) and a bunch of mutts. The thing to look for is if your "Buff Orpingtons" have ANY black, brown, or other coloring on them, they're not Buff Orpingtons.
Otherwise a slightly more pale bird is usually fine, in fact if the bird is too dark of color, turning to a more orange color - Chances are, it's a crossbred.

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