Hello! We just got some chicks last week from our local feed store, but for some obscure reason they mixed the Buff Orpingtons with Freedom Rangers. We picked out a dozen of the lightest colored chicks, hoping they were Buffs, but now that they're around 2 weeks old we aren't so sure! I grew up with chickens, but we never had Buff Orpingtons, so I'm not sure what they should look like at this age... some of them just seem to have darker wing feathers than we expected. Or is that normal for some Buffs? We possibly have some of each, I guess? Any thoughts appreciated!
I have to agree with everyone else, the first one is definitely something other than a buff, can't tell you what though, I've never seen a ranger. The last one is very possibly a buff, I have several and that is what they looked like at that age.
I had never heard or such a thing either, but they have them at the hatchery that I got most of mine chicks from. When I first saw the name I had visions of cavalry chickens, riding horseback through the old west.