The Five"Buff Orpington Hens" of Mystery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by baseballpajamas, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. baseballpajamas

    baseballpajamas Hatching

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    Hi, a Newbie here. Can folks help with breed and sex of our mystery birds?

    We're a little baffled by the five "Buff Orpington hens" we received as hatchlings in mid-May.

    What we seem to have is: One definite buff orp hen, with minimal comb and wattle. One possible buff orp hen, with red comb and wattle. Three other birds, much redder, with green-black tail feathers...New Hampshires? One of these cock-a-doodles every morning, but are all the red ones roos, or maybe just the one that crows?

    Pictures taken with flash, so color a little inexact.....

    Group picture of all five "Buff Orpingtons":
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    (or view here with notations)

    Bird 1:
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    Bird 2 (buff with minimal comb and wattle):
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    Bird 3:
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    Bird 4 (buff, with red comb and wattle):
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    Bird 5 (sorry it's not standing):
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  2. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Songster

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    I think 1 and 3 are roos not sure though just a guess.
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    #2 is a pullet, the rest are cockerals. I would guess New Hampshires, but I have never had them so I'm not certain.
     
  4. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

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    #2 is a hen and the rest are roos.
     
  5. ve

    ve Songster

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    The 3 darker ones and one light are boys. Other light is girl.I think dark ones are B uff Orpington mixed with RIR-legs are white.
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Yes, you have 1 pullet and the rest are roos. The buff colored pullet & roo look like buff orpingtons - the other three are either RIR, production reds, or new hampshires - you can ask the place you bought them from as to which of these 3 breeds they carry.
     
  7. tulie13

    tulie13 Songster

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    Quote:I agree 100% with this answer - only one girl in the mix, sorry. [​IMG]
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The darker birds are Roosters. I don't know what breed they are because those birds have white legs and RIR, production red, and new hampshire all should have yellow legs and a Buff Orpington rooster wouldn't be that dark.
    They might be a Orpington Cross.

    Chris
     
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

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    I agree with Chris. The darker ones are a cross.
     
  10. Rockland Farm

    Rockland Farm In the Brooder

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    bird #2 is definitely a girl (not so sure on the other ones though sorry) But that picture of her is so cute!! :)
     

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