WOW. Surprise Buff Orpington/Easter Egger cross chicks!! **PICS** :D

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Yazzo, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Yazzo

    Yazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2010
    Or as I call them, buff beardies. [​IMG]

    Fluff, a 1-year-old buff orpington has been trying to hatch chicks all year....
    well, third time's the charm! I thought they would be rotten as usual, as wasn't expecting this! This time, she hatched ALL her eggs except one! Seven amazing looking little chicks. She leaf a clutch of 'adopted' chicks after a couple of weeks or so, and she sort of has her blond offense to all you blonds out there! [​IMG] I think sitting on her second failed clutch in the greenhouse fried her brains a little. [​IMG] Looks like her persistence has paid off though! Can't wait to see what they look like fully feathered! [​IMG] They already have some buff wing feathers, so I know they will all be at least partly, if not mostly buff.

    All of them are yellow or yellow/tan-ish, and all but two have 'beards' and 'sideburns' (or muffs...whatever you want to call them. I'm not picky with names like that and call my EEs Auracanas. Oooh, what a sin! [​IMG] [​IMG]). Anyways, they look so cool I thought I'd share some pictures with the public!

    They're in a cage for now but will be free soon....

    Only one that's TOTALLY yellow/tan with no brown stripes on it's back.



    With sideburns/beard.


    And without.


    Feedin em.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
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  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    Congrats on the new babies! They all look like they will be a buff color, some might have some black in their neck and wings like daddy. I have 5 BA X Red Cochin chicks, wondering what they will look like when they are grown.
  3. Yazzo

    Yazzo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2010
    Yep, I was thinkin most of them will have a bit of brown, black, and/or gold on them, like Root (he's more colored on his back). I hope the totally yellow one turns out at least mostly buff though. It shall be fun to see what they turn out like.....mine and yours. [​IMG]
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

    Jun 27, 2008
    Southeast AR
    How sweet! Great pictures, especially the one of the hen showing the chicks something to eat. Love it!
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    how adorable! i luv mommas and their babies! [​IMG][​IMG]
  6. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    I have pictures for you! My mamas were buff orps. Daddy was an almost completely white EE.


    Here they are as they were feathering out at roughly 4 weeks old.


    Sad enough I didn't get to see these grow much beyond this because they were rehomed. However, Tala here has grown out one or two of them and may have pictures of them as adults. [​IMG]
  7. hecatesmoon

    hecatesmoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is an old post, I know! Do you have pics of your buff easter egger mix as adults?
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  8. Katt66

    Katt66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2013
    Barnesville, PA
    *blows dust off of old sleeping thread* *cough* *cough* *ack!*

    Digging this up yet again because I've got a couple of Orpington pullets, a Buff and a dark dark Blue and am considering keeping my best EE rooster and possibly trying for some chicks in the spring. Just for myself and just because it will be such fluffy pooftie overload. My little Buff currently resembles a well feathered cantaloupe and I thought she'd make gorgeous fluffy babies with our solid silver EE rooster.

    So... are there any pics of these babies all grown up floating around anywhere that someone could share possibly? *ducks rocks and stones and dirt being thrown for grave digging an old thread*
  9. Cbell1536

    Cbell1536 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 24, 2013
    I have easter egger buff also and I know two of my babies have grey looking feet.what color did yours turn out to be?
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Oh my gosh, how sweet is that! Love your pics! And congratulations on your girls great hatch too! Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
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