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Hello all I was wondering if anyone could tell me the types of chickens these hens are. They were the first two I bought last april and are currently the only ones laying eggs for me. I would love to find out what they are so I can get more. They are the blackand gold colored ones. Thanks all
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The one up front looks like a mutt, honestly. . .

Although she could be a Black Sex Link (which still technically is a mutt)

The black and gold one in the back with the poofy head is a Gold Laced Polish.

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Thanks for the help. I have 3 of the mutts and they are the only ones laying for me now. What breed would you recommend for laying in the winter?

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Thanks for the help. I have 3 of the mutts and they are the only ones laying for me now. What breed would you recommend for laying in the winter?


Mutt are great layers.

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Chickens I raise are: Standard Mohawk Rhode Island Reds, SQ Dark Brahmas,SQ Light Brahmas,English Buff Orpingtons,  English BBS Orpington, BBred Phoenix, Black Copper Marans, and  Paint Silkies,
Other Birds: Pigeons, Call Ducks, SQ Exhibition Rouens,SQ White Runner Ducks,  Fawn and White Runner Ducks, Roman Geese, and 4 Emus

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post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by Joker 

Thanks for the help. I have 3 of the mutts and they are the only ones laying for me now. What breed would you recommend for laying in the winter?


Mutt are great layers.


disagreed!  i have 10 mutt laying hens and i havnt got an egg since in august!

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post #6 of 12

Austrolorps are suppose to be good winter layers.
My BO's have been faithful for me this year.

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Hi,
Mine are from this spring's chicks, and I started a little late but my Wyndendottes(?) and Austrolops are laying really well.  My brown leghorns are just getting up and running. 
And they are going strong.  I also have buffs that I see in there often.
I am only getting about 1 or 2 Americana eggs tho and I have 6.
Diane (I think the heritage breeds are usually good)

post #8 of 12

Your dark-colored chicken in the front is probably a mutt, but maybe a Black Sex-Link.  The dark-colored hen with the poofy head is a Golden Laced Polish.  The golden hen is a mutt, most likely has some Buff Orpington in her.

If you're after eggs, then your best bet would be Rhode Island Reds from a hatchery.  IMHO, McMurray has the best production RIRs. wink

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post #9 of 12

My white leghorns are the only 2 laying now.  Thats only 2 eggs a day.  somad

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Buff Orpingtons, White Rocks, Brown Leghorns, Lavender Americanas, Easter Eggers and Black Aussies

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post #10 of 12

My 8 Australorps are laying between 5 and 7 eggs each day.  I have an AustralorpXBlack Ameraucana hen who I am proud to say has laid an egg every day but one since she started laying in October!

 

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You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
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Sharing reality with DH - our great kids - darling granddaughter -Sheltie - 2 cats - bunny - and our brown, blue and green egg laying gals (BA, SLW, BO, Brahama, RIR, Marans, Ameracauna and EE`s....whewww flock is growing and yes... I have a chicken addiction).

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