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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BettyR, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. BettyR

    BettyR Songster 10 Years

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    We call these our packing peanut chickens....there are 8 of them.....they came in with a shipment of Guineas May 28th. I'm assuming they are all roos but I'm going to wait until I can tell for sure before I start making chicken and dumplings.....but I'm curious as to what breed of chicken they are.

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Buff Orps? I don't really know, just a guess.
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    They look like buff orp roos to me. I'm seeing definite pointy saddle feathers.
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Songster 10 Years

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Thanks guys!!!

    It's funny how when I'm standing there looking at the chicken I have a hard time seeing if they look like a roo or not....but when I took these pictures and looked at them on the computer I have no problem at all seeing that they are roos....I find that very odd.

    I'm going to have to put them in the freezer....I already have 4 standard size roos and a banty roo which is too many roos. I'm going to have to start culling some. They are getting very quarrelsome and badgering the hens way too much.

    The male guineas are getting to be a pain in the rear as well...I hear that guinea fowl is pretty good eating.....I may be finding out soon.
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Those most certainly are Buff Orpington's. I love mine. Friendly, beautiful ,sweet. I have 5 and I love every one of them.

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