Any ideas on my mutt chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5acresandadream, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. 5acresandadream

    5acresandadream Out Of The Brooder

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    This spring I bought a few dozen eggs off some people who sell farm fresh eggs, and I figured I'd give them a go in my old incubator. Amazingly some strong babies made it! Not many, but I did get 8 healthy hens. The eggs were large and brown, I have no idea what kind of chickens they came from. My girls are going to be 7 months old in about a week, and color and size only varies slightly between them all. I only have two hens out of them all that are larger, and have dark red, large combs. They still aren't laying, but I am hoping they will start soon. Any ideas on breed??
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  2. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    They look like Hatchery grade buff orpington
     
  3. 5acresandadream

    5acresandadream Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought they looked like buffs, only the color is just slightly more tan than my pure buff orphington rooster, hes more of a gold, so I wasn't sure. They are also on the smaller size.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably mixed breeds involving red sex links. The white in their tails is usually a clue for that.

    They appear to have white legs.. which is a dominant trait and not too common in anything except orpingtons so maybe buff orp mixed with red sexlink?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    hatchery type or mixed buff orps
     

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