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Proud new owner of two mystery hens!

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Hey guys; first post here! :D

 

I just adopted two beautiful young pullets from a local backyard chicken'er. She mentioned they might be Maran (?) mixes, but wasn't certain. Anyone have any idea what these girls are (or mostly are)? I can provide more pictures if needed.

 

They seem to be getting along just fine with my Barred Rock, BTW. But I had no idea she was so SMALL until I brought home these girls.

 

Thanks everyone, and hope to learn a lot from you guys :D

 

Brandon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 8
First is an Australorp the second is a mix breed.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 8
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Thanks for the reply! I was hoping for Australorp, but the gold eyes got me. Everything I see is black eyes.

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You are correct, they should be dark brown, it probably is a mix as well than, they could be related.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #5 of 8
Our Australorps have gold eyes too, and a few impurities in the feathers so it's probably just not a pure bred Australorp (still just as gorgeous <3) the second one is similar to ours which were (RIR x Light Sussex) x (RIR x Leghorn) so yea... Same answer, a mixed breed xD
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Originally Posted by svitlaangel View Post

Our Australorps have gold eyes too, and a few impurities in the feathers so it's probably just not a pure bred Australorp (still just as gorgeous <3) the second one is similar to ours which were (RIR x Light Sussex) x (RIR x Leghorn) so yea... Same answer, a mixed breed xD

Excellent information! Thanks!

I recovered some eggs today, if the size and coloring helps. The top two are the new hens. The bottom two are my Barred Rock.
post #7 of 8

Mixed breed hens...and obviously brown layers.

 

My mixed breeds lay well, are hardy, and a nice addition to the utility flock.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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mixed breed

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