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Anyone know what breed this hen is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stekewood, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Stekewood

    Stekewood Out Of The Brooder

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    Hoping for some help here. I got this hen from someone who got her from someone else and didn't know the breed. She has a great inquisitive personality, is very friendly and is a great layer of light cream eggs. She just molted but most of her new feathers are in. If she is a pure breed I would love to find out what she is so I could get a few more. Thanks!



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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's not a pure bred, she's a mixed breed, and mixed enough no specific breed is jumping out.

    That's both the blessing and curse of mixed breed birds. I love having a bird that doesn't look just like everyone else's, but if you want another just like her you're often out of luck [​IMG]
     
  3. fire370

    fire370 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Stekewood

    Stekewood Out Of The Brooder

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    That's kind of what I thought but I thought maybe she could be an Iowa Blue or something similar.
     
  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ideal and Sandhill sell Iowa Blue
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's not a pure Iowa Blue as she lacks the clean penciling of a pure Iowa Blue hen. I agree with donrae; she's a mixed breed.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    she's very pretty though
     

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