Red Comet or Buff Orpington? Make or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NinjaSaf, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. NinjaSaf

    NinjaSaf Just Hatched

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    This is Ruby. She's 9 weeks old. We hatched her along with 3 others from a combo egg batch from Meyer's Hatchery for my son's class. Is she a she? We hope so!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Neither. It looks like a Production Red. Looks to be a pullet for now.
     
  3. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Red Sex-Links (commercially called Red Comets) would have white feathers along with the red. Buff Orpingtons are more buff than red. It could be a Production Red, as @junebuggena mentioned, or perhaps a hatchery-quality Rhode Island Red (which is almost the same as Production Red, just "purer" due to breeding).
     
  4. NinjaSaf

    NinjaSaf Just Hatched

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    Thanks, folks! Not sure why that pic didn't load correctly.
     
  5. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome! You'll get lots of brown eggs from her. ;)
     
  6. showinbirds

    showinbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red comet maybe a cherry egger?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Junebuggena
     
  8. junebuggena

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    Red comet is a type of red sexlink. They are red with white in the tail. Cherry Eggers are fancy name that some hatcheries have given to Production Reds.
     
  9. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @junebuggena is right. Red Comet is a commercial name for Red Sex-Links, which are most red with white in the tail. They are a cross between a red gene cock and a silver gene hen (hatcheries usually use Rhode Island Red cock and Delaware hen) to produce sex-linked chicks. They are also called Cinnamon Queens, Golden Comets, ISA Browns, Gold Sex-Links, Red Stars, Gold Stars, etc. Production Reds (also called "Cherry Eggers") are usually a cross between a Rhode Island Red and New Hampshire.
     
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  10. worms7

    worms7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is not a orpingtons
    Cheers
     

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