What do you think I am?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HB717, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. HB717

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    I was told they are Buff Orpington/ Wyandotte mixes. I'm starting to wonder if they are just Partridge Wyandotte or buff laced Wyandotte. They obviously have the rose comb and are quit a bit darker than my Buff Orpingtons. What do you think?
     
  2. HB717

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    These birds are Buff Orpingtons.
     
  5. HB717

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    [​IMG] I'm certain they are not 100% buff Orpington they are fully mature and there are clear differences as you can see the combs and ear lobes are not like the buff Orpingtons
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may appear full-size, but they are not fully-mature yet. Their comb and wattles will grow when they are close to laying (about 5 months old).

    I can't make out wether they have rose or single combs, but otherwise they look like they could be pure Buff Orpingtons to me, which is one of my top favorite breeds!
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    They are Buff Orpingtons. The comb on the pullet is small, but single with points, and the combs and earlobe color are consistent with young Buff Orpingtons.
     
  8. Cowgirl71

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  9. Cowgirl71

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    There can be some differences in color depending on the strain, especially with hatchery birds. Also, your older hens are probably going to molt soon. So like mine, their feathers are probably looking relatively dry and faded right now in preparation for molting. Also, Buff Orp's color can fade some with age. Your pullets are definitely not partridge or buff laced.
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    X2 on that.
     

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