4 new hens/pullets - what breed are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SpeckledPullet, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these girls "thinking" I knew what breeds they were. Now, I am not so sure. I am positive the eldest is a black sexlink. However, the two younger black pullets are consufing me. One has what looks like a red beard under her beak. Does this mean she could be a EE cross? Also, both younger black hens have almost no comb or wattles. Is this normal? The 4th hen looked like an Ancona to me at first, but I am sure she is a cross and now am not even sure if she's an Ancona cross. Any idea what she is?
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    Below is another black hen, just with bad lighting. This one has the red beard and you can somewhat see it in this pic.
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    Below is what I thought was an Ancona ....
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  2. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 pic. Australorp
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  3. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    langshan or cochin cross, last one wyandotte x.
     
  4. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I am starting to think what I thought were sexlinks are Australorps! Anyone else think that? They do have a green sheen to the feathers. Can sexlinks have a green sheen, too?

    My husband swears that he heard the breeder say the speckled girl was a silver laced wyandotte. I just don't see it, though. Her coloring looks off. I did see her parents and the hen could have been a SLW, maybe. The rooster may have been a golden laced wyandotte, maybe. I just don't know enough to be sure what the hen and roo were. I also thought I heard the breeder say Ancona, so hubby and I are in a debate.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Moment I saw them I said to myself: Australorp. The last one looks like a (sorry) terrible quality Silver Laced Wyandotte or a SLW cross. The red necked one could be sexlink and could be some other sort of cross.
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 2 hens with no comb (pea comb) are Brahma crosses (probably with Black Orpington.They are not pure Brahmas becouse they have white skin-Brahma is yelowskined.None of them has beard and both have feathered legs-no EE blood.The black hen with biger comb is probably Black Orpington or Orpington mix.Last one is not Ancona.I think Brahma - Wyandotte mix.If she has feathers on her legs that is sure. The green sheen- all black birds from any breed have more or less green sheen.
     
  7. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ve - I think you hit the nail on the head with the last hen. I pulled up Brahma pics and the hen this girl was out of was beyond a doubt a Brahma. SHe had the heavy body and feathered feet. The roo, hubby was told, was a gold laced Wyandotte. I looked up some pics and must say, roo did look a lot like a GLW. So, this girl must be a Brahma x Wyandotte.

    As for the two black girls with feathered feet, is there any chance they are Brahma x Sexlink? Or maybe a Brahma x Australorp? From all of the pics I have seen, they appear to have the same look to the faces. Also, the one girl has red on her neck, like the Black Stars can get.

    Also, I look up pics of Orpingtons and the black hen with the single comb doesn't much resemble them. Could she just be a plain old sexlink (black star)? She has clean feet, no feathers. She has no traces of red and is solid black with a very slight green sheen. Her feet are slate colored.

    Thanks!
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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  9. stuckinthecity

    stuckinthecity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3rd pic looks somewhat like a game type cross...
    -sorry did not see her feathered legs.
     
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  10. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black hens are probably Australorp but... the one with a bit of red (does she actually have a beard or does she just have a little bit of red right there?) could quite possibly be a black copper maran. (i am no expert just throwing out some breeds)
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