Adult hen breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NCNC_Mel, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. NCNC_Mel

    NCNC_Mel New Egg

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    We have four hens that we got as chicks from a local farm that has a free-roaming free-loving flock of various breeds. We are a nature center and like to have informative information about all of our animals so I'm hoping to pick out at least the dominant breed in each of these hens. I got the best pictures I could this morning before it started pouring so if other angles would be helpful let me know! I have some guesses but need a little help!

    Hen 1 (Mel Jr.)
    The alpha bird in our little flock. Frequently broody. Eggs are medium brown.
    My guess - Australorp
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    Hen 2 (Piper)
    Makes a lot of noise when handled. Pinkish eggs.
    My guess - Plymouth Rock
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    Hen 3 and 4 (Consuela and Josie)
    The first is Consuela, second is Josie (sorry for the ridiculous shot, I thought it might show her comb and face fuzz a little better but she will not stand still), I'm assuming they are the same breed although Josie's ear/face fuzz sticks out more. They both lay olive-brown eggs.
    My guess - Easter Eggers? They don't quite fit the Ameraucana standard I don't think.
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    Last edited: Mar 28, 2012
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you are right on about what you have there. My EE girl lays the prettiest green eggs.
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like your right but im thinking the barred one might be a marans with its white legs (or at least they look white on my screen), if not if she has a straight comb barred rock if its a rose then dom.
     
  4. Jakl

    Jakl Out Of The Brooder

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    EE for the last 2. Australorp is the dominant breed (IMHO) in the black one, the barred one I was thinking barred rock, but her comb looks roseish looking comb.
     

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