Are these both hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Texashatching14, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Texashatching14

    Texashatching14 Chirping

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    Hi. We rescued these 2 from an abuse case. We were told by the rescuers they were both pullets but I just want to make sure since I've never been very good at telling! Thank You! Also breeds, I'm assuming leghorn and naked neck?
    (Also they're only in this small run til quarantine is over then they'll be let out) 20191015_133041.jpg 20191015_133040.jpg 20191015_133030.jpg 20191015_133015.jpg 20191015_133011.jpg 20191015_132953.jpg 20191015_132952.jpg 20191015_132943.jpg 20191015_132937.jpg
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    They are both crossbreds. The white one could be a hen. The red one is more likely a pullet. The red one does carry the naked neck gene but isn't pure because her leg color doesn't fit the Naked Neck standard "should be yellow".
     
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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Well, the white isn't a leghorn. They have white earlobes, and this one is red. Also, a leghorn would have bright yellow legs, and these are whitish to blue. I doubt its a bresse chicken, and probably a mix.
    Naked necks, I'm not as familiar with to be able to say if its a cross.

    That said, what are you're thoughts on their age? At this point, with nobody laying, age is the best to know. They could both either be pullets just too young to lay, or cockerels, just before they grow in their saddle feathers. I'd give it a couple more weeks and see what happens.
     
  4. slordaz

    slordaz hatchaholic

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    The White one looks to be a Rhode Island white pullet
     
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  5. janiedoe

    janiedoe Crowing

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    It's wonderful that you rescued them! Thank you on behalf of Chickens & chicken people everywhere!:clap
     
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  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Crossing the Road

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    I'm not sure what breeds, but they both appear to be female. Although that's hard to say for sure without knowing their ages. :confused:
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Not with those white legs.
     
  8. Texashatching14

    Texashatching14 Chirping

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    Appreciate the answers guys! I was wondering about the pale legs since I've only seen leghorn with yellow legs. Any ideas what she could be mixed with? It's not important since we have no roosters and she won't be bred, just curious. And y'all this is seriously the sweetest hen I've EVER had. I've only had her 3 days and she already runs and jumps in my lap to fall asleep and cuddles up next to me. She follows me everywhere and LOVES being pet
     
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  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Or with that single comb.

    The Naked Neck is a mix. The white one could be a clean legged White Marans, but looks too heavy to me. Could be a Cornish Cross.
     
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  10. AltonaAcres

    AltonaAcres Songster

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    The white is a White Orpington (I'm sure, I've had several), and the Naked Neck is a hatchery-quality purebred (I've had several of those too).
     
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