Any idea what breeds these hens are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nursedanni, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Nursedanni

    Nursedanni Out Of The Brooder

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    We purchased a variety of 1 day old chicks June 1st from a farm which has primarily heritage breed chickens. She gave us a variety of chicks as this was our first time and we could find breeds we liked. We have identified Australorp and Cochin hens from the group but are not sure about a couple of them (including a couple roosters) and would love any input! Thanks!

    [​IMG] we call this one King Tut as he is very protective of the flock

    [​IMG] this rooster is very gentle with the hens

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    [​IMG] The lighter hen is very friendly. We have 4 hens that look just like the darker hen, one of them is very broody and has been sitting on eggs for the last week.
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The first cock looks like a American (clean legged) Black Copper Marans. The rest appear to be mutts.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Your black and gold hen looks like she might be a black sexlink hen.
     
  4. Nursedanni

    Nursedanni Out Of The Brooder

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    The black and gold hens also have feathered legs, would that likely mean they are crossed with Cochin?
     
  5. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have "barnyard birds" meaning they're crossed.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed; all of them are mixed breeds.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pretty barnyard mixes
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Even starting with heritage breeds, if you don't separate them by breed, the offspring are going to be mixed breed birds. They're very pretty and obviously productive (I'm jealous of the picture of all the eggs in the nest box!), but they're no specific breed.

    The second rooster, the grey and red, is he as short and squat as the pic makes him look, or is it the angle of the photo? My mind wants to say he's got Dorking blood but it could be a trick. does he have 5 toes?
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Barnyard mixes. Beautiful roosters!
     
  10. Nursedanni

    Nursedanni Out Of The Brooder

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    He's definitely stouter than the other rooster but he only has 4 toes.
     

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