What breed are these chickens?? Are they BBS Orpingtons???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by momma's chickens, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    I hatched some eggs this last spring, was suppose to be BBS Orpingtons. I hatched out 7 babies, one didn't make it. Out of the six that did, I have a gorgeous splash rooster, a blue rooster, two blue hens and then these chickens. One is splash colored and one is black. They are both hens but there feathers aren't fluffy like the other blue hens. Their feathers are more close to the body, they are smaller birds. Are they indeed Orps? And if not what are they?


    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010

  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

    Nov 24, 2009
    Their feathers do seem more close to the body and they have massive combs and waddles. But I don't own any Orpingtons but maybe this will give you a bump* Very pretty though. [​IMG]
  3. GraceAK

    GraceAK Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    Could a Leghorn have jumped the fence into the orp pen? [​IMG] with those big combs and wattles, and the white earlobes, I would say some manner of Mediterranean Class bird got in there. Could be Blue Andalusian? I'm not sure, but the earlobes and tail seem Mediterranean to me....
  4. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Thanks, they do have big wattles compared to the other BBS hens, but not compared to some of my other hens. They have never crowed and my other BBS roosters have beautiful rooster feathers. [​IMG]

  5. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Songster

    Mar 10, 2008
    Quote:I don't know but I agree. I definitely am not going to breed them back to my BBS Orp roo. I have suspected for a long time that they are mixed with something. I have pm the person who sent me the eggs but haven't got a response back yet.
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Songster

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Quote:That's what I thought too.

  8. ther're definatly not orps, they have white ear lobes.
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    Andalusion is another possibility.

  10. lildinkem

    lildinkem Songster

    Feb 4, 2009
    I agree with Chickenrandomness, their not purebred Orps. Comb is too big, the tail is way off in angle. Still nice birds.

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