Two Chicks Similar but Not The Same

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Lacey1988, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought two chicks yesterday from a woman claiming that they were Lavender Orps. Well, when she brought them out I knew instantly that one wasn't. It was blue yes, but it had a rose comb which is a dead give away that no it wasn't an Orpington, it also has yellow around its eye. Now the other one looks like a Lavender Orp. I didn't say anything though and bought them away just because I was curious to see what it would be also I traveled nearly an hour to buy them and I didn't want to go home empty handed.

    The woman told me that the parents were on her web site. I looked it up and found a pair of Lavender orbs but there was also a pair of Blue Wyandottes.

    Soo could they be mixed or two different breeds?
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its possible that they could be mixed. Or, the one with the rose comb may be a pure Blue Wyandotte, and the other chick may be a pure Lavender Orpington. When they feather in, you'll be able to tell better.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. The seller may have mixed up the Blue Wyandottes and the Lavendar Orpingtons; both look similar, except for the comb.
     
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  4. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess we shall see, I really don't mind I mean I love both breeds its just that I dislike to be lied to.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The rose comb is dominant over the straight, so it could be either pure Wyandotte or a mix.

    What color legs does it have? Wyandottes are yellow, Orps are white---and white is supposed to be dominant. That could help id it.
     
  6. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are dark, which both Lavander Orpingtons and Blue Wyandottte's have.
     
  7. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of pictures.

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    The other one is much darker, has darker legs, and a single comb,
     

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