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Which is which - AM or Orph?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sniper338, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. sniper338

    sniper338 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol.... How in the heck can i tell a lavender ameraucana chick apart from lavender orph's?!!! They are a few weeks old now... and all 3 look the same to me...


    Though i have REALLY sat down and held them all down to compare...
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You need to check their combs. The Orpingtons will have single combs while the ameraucanas will have pea combs. The Ams should also have a beard and muffs, while the orps will not.
     

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