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2 Please help identify my hens from MM

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChicknLover, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. ChicknLover

    ChicknLover Out Of The Brooder

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    These hens are from the Meat-n-Egg Combo from MM, I am trying to figure out what I have if any of you can identify them it would be great! Descriptions are of photos left side top to bottom then right side

    2 "blue" with gray legs, the feathers are light gray w/dark gray outlined (she wants to sit in nest already [​IMG])

    1 large green legged silver tan & brown with a red wing, (Americauna?)

    1 pheasant colored yellow legs, golden head & neck

    1 yellow legged, rose comb, black w/some irradescent green & brown on back and wing.

    1 black (Astrolop?)

    1 grey legs w/spots and pink toes, grayish white w/black speckes all over

    3 all white with yellow legs (only one is pictured)

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  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Here are my guesses.

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    You're blue girls look just like my Lucinda and she is my most favorite girl. Handle them often and they will stay with you forever! I think the others may be a GLW, a partridge wyandotte and I am not sure about the white ones.

    Good Luck

    Here is what Murray says about the color blue: THE COLOR BLUE: A unique genetic feature of this breed is the constant recurrence in the offspring of not only all blue chicks, but also the black, white, and black-white colors used in the original matings many generations ago to produce these blue birds. All of these chicks carry the blue genes and when mated black on white or with other blues in turn produce many blue offspring. In our breeding flocks, however, only blue males of the finest color are used.
    Approximately 50% of the baby chicks will be all blue. The other 50% will be black, white, and black/white combinations.
     
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  3. ChicknLover

    ChicknLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Those three are my favorites, they are very inquisitive and fly up onto me, and seem to like to be handled. THANK YOU!
     
  4. wallace

    wallace Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty certain this is a Brown Leghorn.
     
  5. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    The white one is probably a white rock or leghorn, the white, grey, & brown one is colored like some of our EE's.
     
  6. ChicknLover

    ChicknLover Out Of The Brooder

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    BeckyLA Do you think the EE is a Roo? It seems more upright than the others but I haven't see the spurs develop yet, but its comb is reddish.
     
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  7. dreamgirl

    dreamgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The partrige one (second up on the left) is a easter egger.

    I have one each of the blue andalusian and splash andalusians that I'd been trying to identify myself. Thanks! They are two of my favorites, bigger, more independent and freindlier than the others. The blue likes to be pet, and they are always escaping from the coop together to free range. I also have one like your black one, but she is smaller than the Andies, so I don't think she is the same breed.

    My girls:
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  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I love this game [​IMG]
    top left blue andalusians
    top right black australorp
    2nd left EE
    2nd right splash colored blue andalusian
    3rd left EE (yellow legs though..)
    3rd right blue Andalusian
    4th left EE? (again w/ th yellow legs, maybe Golden laced wyandotte...)
    4th right cornish rock

    Andalusians are great, you lucky duck!!
     
  9. ChicknLover

    ChicknLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for responding, the blue's and the splash are really friendly, I go out to their yard to give "treats" and they fly up and land on me! (or sneak behind me and try to steal the snack!) They are very sweet, I did have the splash escape, I had to really look at all the bird netting over the top of their pen and I found a hole, I fixed it with zip ties, I figured she went after a bug or something, I left food and water outside the pen for a week -worried she would find her way out again! The black one may be either one of these andlusians (sp) or an astrolop, I found a white feather on her wing though? The black is friendly too, but not as much as the blues or splash.
     
  10. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Connecticut
    Wow--everyone seems happy with their andalusians--I was a little worried because I had ordered some chicks that are due next week that are andalusians. I had heard they were "standoff-ish".
     

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