2 unknown hens please help identify...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1eyejer, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. 1eyejer

    1eyejer Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    Prince Edward Island
    i hope someone can help me dentify these 2 hens..this first one has the softest feathers i have ever felt

    and the second is older and like to hatch eggs
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    The 2nd is a Brahma, I believe, though I don't have any and am not that familiar with the breed.

    The first looks almost EXACTLY like one I have that is a cross of a buff orp rooster over a barred rock hen. My girl is just lovely, and VERY large for her age.
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Crowing

    Nov 19, 2008
    central virginia
    gold laced wyandotte and partridge cochin
  4. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    idk about the first one but partridge cochin for second [​IMG]
  5. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    i second the partridge cochin. no idea on the first.
  6. buzymom13

    buzymom13 I run the Alien Chicken Asylum

    Apr 20, 2010
    The first one looks a LOT like two of EE pullets.

    Not positive but it's my guess.

    2nd one I'm not sure at all...

    sorry... [​IMG]
  7. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

    Apr 12, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Quote:Yeah the first one I have NO idea.. but the 2nd is a Partridge Cochin!
  8. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    The first one looks like a Buff Opr rooster x Barred Rock hen, or a black sexlink female. The buff coloring leaks through the black, and those legs look an awful lot like Buff Orpington legs.
    However I have two of that cross and mine came out with slate, almost purple looking legs - which I fine incredibly beautiful! You can get a lot of random color throws when making hybrids.

    ETA: Here is one of mine if you want to compare:

    Next to her pure-BO half-sister:
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Quote:That's kind of what I was thinking, except I was thinking a laced hen. She's got that pretty buff and the white legs of an orp, and then some lacing going on... very pretty!

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