Supposed to be Buff Orpington

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RinaRoo, May 26, 2019.

  1. RinaRoo

    RinaRoo Chirping

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    This little pullet is going to be 9 weeks tomorrow. She weighs maybe 1 pound if that. From what I've seen of Orpingtons, they seem to grow fairly fast and are fairly large.

    Any idea why she's so small? Is she really a buff Orpington? She's maybe 6 inches tall.
     

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  2. featheredplanets

    featheredplanets Songster

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    Yep, she’s a Buff Orpington. Not sure what would cause the stunted growth though, sorry.
     
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  3. RinaRoo

    RinaRoo Chirping

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    I've been wondering if really she's a bantam, and the feed store labeled it wrong.
     
  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    She looks like a buff Orpington to me. Are you positive of her age? Because that is way small for 9 weeks.
     
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  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    That's a buff orp . .... she appears appropriately feathered for age, so failure to thrive isn't as likely, but bantam orps arent *that* common in retail sources and are generally sold as mixed bantams vs. by individual breed. Hatchery bo are rather small compared to sop orps, do you have other chicks the same age (of any breed) you can show her with?
     
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  6. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    What are you feeding?
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    is it 6 inches to the top of shoulders or ?????
     
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  8. RinaRoo

    RinaRoo Chirping

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    Positive about the age. Store got them in weekly. She came in on a Thursday and were shipped at 1 day old. Shipping was approximately 2-3 days the store said, so at most I may be a day off. It could be tomorrow that she's 9 weeks.
     
  9. RinaRoo

    RinaRoo Chirping

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    6 inches to shoulder or so. Maybe 8 inches in total.
     
  10. RinaRoo

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    Nutrena 18% chick starter/grower. Meal worms as treats, just started free ranging.
     
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