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Any game hen experts who can help me identify my pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ivymae, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. ivymae

    ivymae Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my two girls from a co-worker last year and have never been able to figure out what type of game hens they are. The best guess I can make is Harold Brown Greys, but my online research turns up so many upsetting cockfighting results that I haven't gotten too far with it. Is there anyone out there who can help me confirm their breed? They're about 9 months old now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    The first picture was taken just moments after she laid her first egg last weekend [​IMG]

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  2. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The grey one looks like a silver duckwing old english game hen. (I cant tell if they are standard or bantam though) I dont know about the buff hen. I think the varieties of birds that have a persons name as the name of the breed are named after the person who developed a group of birds to have particular traits, and while they come from the original game varieties they dont meet the standard of perfection anymore.
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There's not a buff bird up there.


    The white, cream, and brown birds are Salmon colored. I agree with the silver ducking color on the second hen.

    I don't think they are OEG. To me, their type doesn't look quite right and their tails aren't at a very high angle. But, I'm not good with games so they could be.
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Both hens are American Game Fowl (the breed is American Game Fowl).
    I would say the "Silver" hen in the second picture a Grey and the hen in picture one could be a Hatch or a Hatch/ Grey cross.

    As for being, "Harold Brown Greys" it is hard to say, Harold Brown was a breeder of Grays so his line of Grays are called Harold Brown Grays but there are a lot lines of Grays.
    Example -
    Bumblefoot Grey, Frost Grey, Marsh Speeders, English Grays, Goode Grey, Perfection Grey, Flarry Eye, Harold Brown Grey Hatch, Regular Grey, Law Grey, Shorty Bullock Grays etc.


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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Not Salmon.. Looks more like a Wheaten.

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  6. sweeterdeeter42

    sweeterdeeter42 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought buff meant light brown. lol. woops.
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Lots of people get the color Buff confused like that - One of the many reasons things like EE's get mixed up with Ameraucanas. [​IMG]


    They look like Games to me though, and VERY pretty. Not Salmon in color though.
     

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