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What breeds are they?

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Hi I just started raising backyard chicken weeks ago. It has been so much fun so I kept adding new hens to my flock. :)
 
The mistake I made is that I didn't do too much research before buying the chicken and now I'm lost... Could u please help me figure out what breed are these two chickens?
 
The first one is about a year old and pretty heavy. She is about the size of a 10 months old red sex links. No eggs yet since joining my family but previous owner said she was laying eggs.
 
The second one is about 5 months old and thin. However, she already started laying middle size white-ish eggs.

 

Thanks,

Alex

 

 

 

post #2 of 8

I will take a stab at guessing. The first bird looks like a Partridge Rock or mix there of. The second bird looks to me to be a mixed breed.

 

edited to add that when adding chickens you should quarantine the newcomers. There is a great article on quarantining here.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-essential-quarantine-an-important-but-often-underestimated-part-of-raising-chickens


Edited by 21hens-incharge - 1/17/16 at 9:27am
post #3 of 8

:welcome

 

Your first bird is a pretty partridge Rock. 

 

the second bird is a mixed breed. I think she may have some Leghorn or other high production breeding, that's why she seems skinny to you. Those birds are bred to have small bodies, eat a minimum of food and churn out the eggs. 

Rachel BB

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Rachel BB

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post #4 of 8
I agree first looks like a partridge Rock and second looks like a mix
post #5 of 8

Partridge Rock (top two pics), mixed breed (bottom two pics).

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Thank you all you knowledgable folks! :celebrate

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