Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Orpy, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    What makes a "buff"?
    Are all Orpington "buff" Orpington's? I do not yet understand - I know there are other breeds with "buff's", so what is it that makes it a "buff"

    What make a chicken a "bantam"?
    I have an Ancona and thought he was of a 'standard' size but I've recently seen them being advertised as a "bantam" - as with light what makes a bantam and are people "right" in naming these 2 breeds at least "bantams"

    Please help me make sense of this [​IMG]
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Buff is merely the color. There are other colors of Orpingtons; buff Orps are the most common. There are buff Pilgrim geese, and buff call ducks, etc.

    There are bantam "versions" of many breeds, as well as standard or large fowl. There are some solely bantam breeds, though, with no large fowl versions. More and more bantam versions of various breeds available because there are breeders working to down-size many breeds.

    I have bantam and large fowl versions of several breeds in my flock, and one little Silver Sebright, for which rehire is no LF version.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Orpy

    Orpy Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for that [​IMG] I have a better understanding of what makes a bantams [​IMG]

    now what colour is buff, is that the light creamy/brown colour?[​IMG]

    Thanks for explaining what buff is, for some reason I started thinking buff had something to do with all the puffy feathers on the bird [​IMG]
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Buff is indeed the creamy brown of which you mention, but its also a nice, rich near orange in Orpingtons.

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