Well I am an idiot...brahma's & orps?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by annrich, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok you breed experts..... I had the "brilliant" idea of splitting a chick order with my cousin. She doesn't realy care what breed she has. She is just in it for the eggs if you know what I mean? I on the other hand love my chickens to death. (no pun inteneded)
    Well her 3 year old has taken an interest in her layers and wants to play. and pet them, So I told her I would order some buff orp chicks with my new spring order. because they are so docile. I thought I would be able to tell them apart. One of my breeds is the light brahma. Now after looking at baby pictures. I don't think I will be able to tell my brahmas from her orps.

    What do I do now? The order has been placed. I have a delivery date. uggg.
     
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  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Two things to remember...Your Light Brahmas will have feathering on their legs and the Buff Orps have whitish legs...hope this helps...
     
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  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The legs might even be pinkish white for the orpingtons.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    Arnt the beaks also a lighter color? Also when they come in post pics of the babies so we can help you out [​IMG]
     
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  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Feathered legs on the brahmas would be the giveaway. [​IMG]
     
  6. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh trust me, you won't have ANY problems telling buff orpingtons from light brahmas. I ordered both, and they are distinctively different.
     
  7. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen either chick, but on the McMurray website, you can find pics of chicks. I ordered the same ones, and printed out the chick pics to post on my fridge. The Brahmas look like they have dark backs in the picks.
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    No mistaking Light Brahmas from Buff Orp chicks the leg feathering are a dead give away!... [​IMG]
     
  9. Alexis

    Alexis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one of my Lt Brahma's followed by a Buff Orpington.

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    And yes - the feathered feet on the Brahmas are a sure-fire way to tell!
     
  10. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so thankful for these responces. Thanks a super bunch.
     

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