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I just picked up this hen from a friend of a friend trying to downsize her flock. Does anyone have an idea what breed she is?
post #2 of 9
It looks like a Brahma.
post #3 of 9

Single comb, clean-faced, and feathered legs means Cochin. Looks like Silver Penciled coloring.

post #4 of 9

coloring is very odd


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post #5 of 9
I'm gonna go with Cochin cross... it seems to have way too long of a tail, skinny of a body, and messy coloration for even the most off-standard hatchery Cochin.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
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x2 Queen Misha

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We are new chicken owners.  Got a male & female Blue Laced Red Wyandotte from a relative, and then I bought this hen from a local guy.  He didn't really know what she is.  Y'all have any idea?  I'm thinking a mix with mostly Red Sex Link, but I'm very much a newbie.  She lays a medium to large beige to brown egg every single day.  Her name is Bernadette.  She is the single hen shown in middle, top row, of this photo.  Thanks for any thoughts!  :)

 

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We are new chicken owners.  Got a male & female Blue Laced Red Wyandotte from a relative, and then I bought this hen from a local guy.  He didn't really know what she is.  Y'all have any idea?  I'm thinking a mix with mostly Red Sex Link, but I'm very much a newbie.  She lays a medium to large beige to brown egg every single day.  Her name is Bernadette.  She is the single hen shown in middle, top row, of this photo.  Thanks for any thoughts!  smile.png



Hi there! For future reference, the best way to post queries about breed or gender are to make a new thread for them. We are happy to answer your questions, but responding to multiple folks on the same thread can get confusing!

Your hen is a mixed breed, possibly with Leghorn influence given the skinny body and white lobe. That's a very unusual trait, actually - almost always a hen with white lobes will lay a white egg while one with red lobes will produce brown, but your hen appears to be one of the rare exceptions to that rule.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #9 of 9

Thank you very much!

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