What breed is this lovely lady?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nmata, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. nmata

    nmata New Egg

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    We recently entered the fun new adventure of raising chickens. We fell in love with the description of Buff Orpington's, got them at 1 day old.....we have 4 "buffs" though three looks different than the one. Can someone tell me if this is, in fact, a Buff and if it is not what it she?



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    Thanks all,
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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Top pic looks like a Rhode Island red, bottom looks like a buff.
     
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  3. TikiRoost6

    TikiRoost6 Out Of The Brooder

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    ISA brown?
     
  4. nmata

    nmata New Egg

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    Thank you.......can I ask also where is the best place to get pullets? I got my chics at a local poultry supplier and did not get the breed I was looking for. Are the online Hatcheries a good place to buy from?

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  5. TikiRoost6

    TikiRoost6 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great question!! I'm new at this, but have wanted chickens for years & have researched breed after breed!! We finally got our chicks at TSC & so far so good.[​IMG]
    It made me nervous ordering them through the mail since the weather here in MD is still cold & I've read so many sad stories about them passing away.[​IMG]
     
  6. TikiRoost6

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    Here's a pic of one of my RIR's if that helps. She's about a week old if that helps.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. TikiRoost6

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    Here's another one of my RIR's...[​IMG]
     
  8. nmata

    nmata New Egg

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    Thanks....that is exactly what they looked like.....guess I can say they are RR's. Thanks. Sad I did not get the ones I thought I was getting but RR's sound like great birds too.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your first bird is a hatchery Rhode Island Red. Second bird is a buff Orpington.

    Feed stores are hit or miss as to buying chicks. Some places are notorious for ignorant staff, mixed up chicks, just a mess. My local feed stores, a Grange Co-op and an indpenedently owned place, are wonderful about knowing the breeds and selling the correct chicks.

    If you're going to buy from a feed store, best thing to do is to research the breed you want, and what it's supposed to look like as a chick. All the major hatcheries have good pics of chicks of various breeds on their sites, use them as a good resource and know the traits you're looking for. Down color, leg color, feathers on the legs or not, comb style (yes, you can tell comb style on newly hatched chicks, you just need to look close) are all things to keep in mind.

    Major hatcheries right off are Ideal Poultry, Cackle, Meyers, Murray McMurray.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    first chick RIR second chick Buff Orp
     

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