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

annrich

Songster
12 Years
May 27, 2007
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Western NY
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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Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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WV
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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hypnofrogstevie

chick magnet
12 Years
Jul 12, 2007
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Newton NJ
Arnt the beaks also a lighter color? Also when they come in post pics of the babies so we can help you out
 
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Alexis

Songster
11 Years
Jan 28, 2008
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Philomath, Oregon
Oh trust me, you won't have ANY problems telling buff orpingtons from light brahmas. I ordered both, and they are distinctively different.
 

Rte.66_chicks

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11 Years
Feb 22, 2008
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Kingman, AZ
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.
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
7,502
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WV
No mistaking Light Brahmas from Buff Orp chicks the leg feathering are a dead give away!...
 

Alexis

Songster
11 Years
Jan 28, 2008
450
24
143
Philomath, Oregon
Here's one of my Lt Brahma's followed by a Buff Orpington.





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

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