RIR chick vs Buff Orp chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AZchickenchick, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. AZchickenchick

    AZchickenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    How can you tell the difference between a RI red chick and a Buff Orp chick? They look identical to me!
     
  2. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    the RIR is redder then the buff
     
  3. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    The RIR should be a strawberry blond color, I believe. The Buffs are golden, like this:

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  4. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    the RIR is on the left,, and buff on right...

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    and from left to right,, RIR,BO,RIW


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  5. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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    portland, or
    here's some of my rir and bo

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    bo

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    they grow up so fast [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  6. AZchickenchick

    AZchickenchick Out Of The Brooder

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    you guys rock! Thanks for those GREAT pictures. I asked because I want to add a Buff Orp to our flock, bringing the number up to 4. We have a RIR, an Ameracuna, and a Plymouth Barred, all 5 day old chicks, and a local feed store has a mixed assortment. Everyone says Orps are sweet tempered, and I didn't want to end up with 2 RIR, not that it really matters. I wish I could have more chickens, but I don't think there are chickens within 20 miles of here. Serious deep suburbia
     

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