mystery chicks...



so being new to owning chickens, there is obviously a lot i do not know. i ordered 3 different breeds but only just noticed this week that out of my 3 buff orpingtons... two are not. hmmm. it's funny because they looked very similar as chicks, and really up to a few weeks ago looked almost exactly the same. then one day i was watching them run in the grass and realized they now look nothing alike. i assumed there must be variations in the breed but when i looked it up i found buff orpingtons are a very straight forward breed. they are all buff, with round bodies and pale legs. in other words, like my chick "goldie"...




you can see the difference between "goldie" and "eliza" who is shown above. eliza definitely doesn't fit the description. neither does "teeny"...




she has the same coloring as eliza... but she is my little runt:) same coloring, but smaller. eliza and teeny are buff with brown, white and even black in their tail. they have yellow legs also, and they aren't plump like goldie. quite a mystery... at least to me! my guess is the hatchery got them mixed up with another breed. i have no idea with what? my only guess is they might be buff rocks? maybe? anyone know about chicken breeds out there?! perhaps it will be easier when they are hens. ultimately, it doesn't matter... but the mystery is sort of fun:)




3 comments:

mosey handmade said...

they look a bit like plymouth rock...? so curious now!
xo

Cary Walker said...

someone suggested a new hampshire red? they are getting more red. i posted an update about it:)

stace said...

could they be roosters, not hens?