What Is This Chicken???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Siajkk, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    First time chicken owner. So glad I found this group! When we picked up our chicks about 10 weeks ago we were told this chick was a Buff Orpington. Maybe it is...but researching the breed to help me decide if this is a Roo or Hen...this doesn't look like a Buff Orpington! I love her. Don't care what she is. Just would like to know! :). Any thoughts?

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  2. Rabbitlover1

    Rabbitlover1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some were on this earth.
    Is she a large foul or bantam. I'm no chicken expert but it looks like a Speckled Sussex or maybe a Jubilee Orpington. Hopes that helps and welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! I am reading everything I can get my hands on and looking forward to making a contribution to this site! :). I have no idea what she is. She is super sweet. Follows me around like a dog. Comes when I call her. Let's me snuggle her and carry her around like a baby. Just wish I knew what she was for sure and if "she" was a Hen or Roo!
     
  4. Rabbitlover1

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    Some were on this earth.
    If you want some advice on her/his gender try posting her/him on this thread "Not Sure If You've Got A Pullet Or A Cockerel? Click Here!". Hope it helps
     
  5. Jujubara

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    I'm no expert either, but that comb is awfully large for a 10 week old. I'm leaning toward boy. And I don't think it's a Speckled Sussex. What color are those legs? @Rabbitlover1 's guess with the Jubilee Orpington may be a good guess..
     
  6. Siajkk

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    I am looking up Jubilee Orpington and I can see the resemblance...but if you look up pics of 10 week old Jubilee Orpington chicks...she doesn't look like them. She doesn't look like a 10 week old Buff Orpington. We bought 4 pullets from someone who truly knew what they were doing. Those 4 are-2 Americauna Easter Eggers. 1 black sex link. 1 red sex link. Then we have 4 from someone who had no idea what they were doing and all 4 were sick and had to be put on antibiotics. Those are 1 Buff Orpington that isn't. 1 Easter Egger pullet that has turned out to be a Roo. 1 Plymouth Rock who I really believe is a pullet. 1 black Silkie that is supposed to be a pullet.
     
  7. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    I apologize. I just checked myself. If I look up English Jubilee Orpington that is EXACTLY what she looks like. I think that's it! Thank you so much!!! Now I just need to figure out the gender. And it has to be a hen because I can't keep roosters and I love this baby!!!
     
  8. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it's a rooster, sorry.
     
  9. Siajkk

    Siajkk Out Of The Brooder

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    To answer the question about the color or the legs...yellow and skinny..?

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  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Orpingtons have white skin/legs. Jubilees are still pretty rare, I don't think this in one. My guess is mixed breed cockerel.
     

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