SIze of comb and wattles...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Godiva, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple pics of my roo, Charles, and his comb etc. It seems to me that he is really well endowed with comb and wattles! Is this average for a BO roo.... He is a 9 months old Buff Orpington.
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  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I'm no expert but those are impressive!!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are unusually meaty for a Buff Orpington. Do you have a picture of him with a full body view? He seems pretty lean in that pic for a Buff Orp, too, but it's hard to tell with your DH holding him.
     
  4. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to try and get some better shots tomorrow. Right now he is on the way to becoming soup... might not be the easiest thing to get a nice pic with out being attacked. Now that you mention it he is a lot taller and rangier looking than most of the pics of Buff Orpington roos that I have seen. I just thought that it was because he is a hatchery bird and probably not the best breeding. I wouldn't mind trying some good BO stock ....
     
  5. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wowzerz!! That's one heck of a comb! Kinda surprised it can stand up straight like that.
     
  6. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, here are a few pics of Charles in his tractor. I would be really interested in comments on how he compares to a well bred orp roo... so I know what they should look like next time round. I have a live one to look at right now so that will be a good way to look and learn. Thanks for the input... these are not the greatest shots but hopefully you can see enough to give me your thoughts
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  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    From the profile pics I would say he is a definate cross. Body is not typey at all.
     
  8. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He doesn't look like my BO Roos, I think he looks like a cross.. What hatchery did you get him at by chance, if you don't mind sharing.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say he's very lean and rangy for a Buff Orp and that comb is way out of size for a Buff Orp. We see all sorts come from hatcheries these days. That's one reason that when I want to add more Buff Orps to my flock, I plan to get them from Jody here on BYC and from Julie in AL (BamaChicken).
     
  10. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With that size of comb and is that a little bit of white in his tail? I would guess he has some Leghorn in him some where. Here is my hatchery boy his comb isn't nearly as large and he also isn't what you'd want for a Buff Orp. He has a similar swayed back and leaness like yours. This is him about about 6 or 7 months so he's filled out a little bit more since then.


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