What the heck?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Goose and Fig, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    I got 2 of these little boys in a mixed pullet order from MPC. Can't figure out what they are supposed to be! They are much darker than the buff orp pullets, and have yellow-ish legs. Too light for an New Hampshire. Sex link boys are supposed to be white with red, not the opposite. The don't carry Buff Rocks or Leghorns.....

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  2. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    It has pearl colored legs...darker coloring or not, I think it is a BO roo.
     
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:it could be.
     
  4. OutInTheStiks

    OutInTheStiks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At a glance they look similair to the New Hampshire roos we recently got from Meyer. They are much lighter colored than I was expecting.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:it could be.

    It's not showing very well in the pic, but they have a yellow wash on the front. None of the girls have had that- and I have raised several BOs from myself and other people. Their legs are more "pink". (the ones from the same hatch). Wouldn't mind if they were BOs- I could sell them off in pairs [​IMG]
     
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  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    pullet [​IMG] sorry Amy couldn't resist...who knows if that pullet lays eggs you could get very rich..
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2010
    Ringgold, GA
    Quote:it could be.

    It's not showing very well in the pic, but they have a yellow wash on the front. None of the girls have had that- and I have raised several BOs from myself and other people. Their legs are more "pink". (the ones from the same hatch). Wouldn't mind if they were BOs- I could sell them off in pairs [​IMG]

    Either way you win! I have Buff Rocks and Buff Orpingtons and if you sat both breeds side by side at an early age the leg coloring wasn't definitive. Once they got a little older it became more and more clear. Like I said before...either way (as I'm sure you already know) both are great breeds!
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    He doesn't really look like a BO to me. But roo for sure!! He's cute!

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  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:[​IMG] I know- I guess their 90% sexing rate was about right on this order!
     

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