Red cuckoo Orpington??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hawaii Chicks, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Hawaii Chicks

    Hawaii Chicks In the Brooder

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    Does anybody know if both chicks are red cuckoo Orpington? I hatched them from shipped eggs that I bought as red cuckoo Orpington but they look so different from each other
    Tanks!
     

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  2. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    Nope.
    Neither have a cuckoo spot, and let's see.
    One looks like a color cross
    And the other... with a risk of being wrong.... white?
     
  3. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    Agreed, I would suggest contacting whoever you bought the eggs from and ask for a refund or maybe actual cuckoo hatching eggs..
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    If the eggs came from a project pen that hasn't been bred long enough for the intended color/pattern they will still throw off colors. I'd wait until they feather in and see what you have for sure before you ruffle the breeders feathers. Chicks can change a lot from fluff to feather. Do you have pics of the parent stock by chance?
     
  5. Hawaii Chicks

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    Thank you all!
    Don’t have any pics of the parents, just this one they show in their website. There were more in eBay when I bought the eggs.
    They breed around 10 different colors of Orpington, so I think may the eggs got mixed.
    I’m happy with the chicks as long as they are Orpington, just was curious about the colores since they both are different.
    I guess I will have to wait and be patient
     

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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    I'd wait and see what you end up with.
     
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  7. Linda banks

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    Probably both red cuckoo I hatched gold lace earlier in the year they where shipped 4 hatched 3 the same dark marks and the forth was light brown I throughly was a crafty buff egg but he changed and was one of the best marked and deffo a gold laced Orpington
     
  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Post pics of their bodies and combs at 6 weeks for the breed and gender.
     
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  9. Hawaii Chicks

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    I will for sure! For now I’ll try to guess by checking the wings if they males or females. I’m not trained or anything, just enjoy doing it!
     
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  10. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Being trained is irrelevant. Wing sexing only works for chicks that have been specifically cross bred for it to work. It is like sex links that are bred to be sexed by colour but not quite so obvious. Contrary to popular belief, it does not work on all chicks.
    I don't mean to spoil your fun, so by all means examine their wings, but don't read anything into it.
    I am mainly posting this info because others will read your post in the future and then the myth about wing sexing is perpetuated further unless it is clarified. There is so much misinformation out there that just keeps being recirculated.
     

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