BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › What mix might these ladies be?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What mix might these ladies be?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Im curious about what color eggs they may lay and the feathers they have on their feet. I was told they were barnyard mix :) They should be between 4-5 months. I adopted them about 2 weeks ago.

 

post #2 of 8

Black tailed Red ,Clean legged variety and a cookoo  Variety rooster clean legged Marans?

post #3 of 8

:welcome

 

Really, nothing's jumping out. Common feather legged breeds are Cochin, Faverolles, Silkie, Marans....of course that's not all inclusive. But the red bird doesn't look like she has any of those in her recent ancestry, except maybe Cochin, but she's got a way wrong body type for that.

 

The black and white hen has yellow skin, so that makes me think barred Rock ancestry.

 

They'll both be brown egg layers, the red bird may lay a light tan. If she's got some game blood, she may make a good broody momma, also.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thank you. Here are some more pictures. The red one has longish feathers on the neck. I have one more question as well. The red one, her tail is usually facing down while the barred ones tail is up and proud. Is this a hierarchy thing or a breed thing?

 

post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

:welcome

 

Really, nothing's jumping out. Common feather legged breeds are Cochin, Faverolles, Silkie, Marans....of course that's not all inclusive. But the red bird doesn't look like she has any of those in her recent ancestry, except maybe Cochin, but she's got a way wrong body type for that.

 

The black and white hen has yellow skin, so that makes me think barred Rock ancestry.

 

They'll both be brown egg layers, the red bird may lay a light tan. If she's got some game blood, she may make a good broody momma, also.

x2

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

Reply

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

Reply
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

:welcome

 

Really, nothing's jumping out. Common feather legged breeds are Cochin, Faverolles, Silkie, Marans....of course that's not all inclusive. But the red bird doesn't look like she has any of those in her recent ancestry, except maybe Cochin, but she's got a way wrong body type for that.

 

The black and white hen has yellow skin, so that makes me think barred Rock ancestry.

 

They'll both be brown egg layers, the red bird may lay a light tan. If she's got some game blood, she may make a good broody momma, also.


I agree.

post #7 of 8

agreed

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply

                                         Please visit  "Current Movies - Thumbs UP or Thumbs DOWN"pop.gif

                                                           Movie  reviews    & comments -   welcome                                                 

Reply
post #8 of 8

The different tail set can be a breed thing. The term "game" can be pretty generic, but some of the strains seem to have a lower tailset, with a more level body type.

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: What Breed Or Gender is This?
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Chicken Breeds › What Breed Or Gender is This? › What mix might these ladies be?