Backyard breed..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bechicken, May 17, 2017.

  1. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Trying to figure the closest breed they might be. They just started to lay small white eggs. 20170517_171605.jpg 20170517_171638.jpg 20170517_171947.jpg
     
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

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    Brown leghorn maybe
     
  3. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I was thinking welsummer bantham possibly. I think you might be right because of the white eggs. I found these chicks in a old van at a shop. They had many different breeds running around.
     
  4. bechicken

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    Did some research and now I believe your 100 percent correct. They are very talkative most of the day.
     
  5. Flock Master64

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    awesome :)
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

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    Can't be brown Leghorn, they have big floppy red combs while your two have a small red comb and what appears to be a black walnut or rosecomb. Also their legs and feather patterns are not the same as a Brown Leghorn. They look like Game Bird mixes.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Neither is a pure breed. Both are game mixes.
     
  8. bechicken

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    Yes they are mutts but trying to find the closest breed. The tan one matches some of the trails of the brown leghorn. Very talkative and laying white eggs.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    It's pretty hard to tell mixed breed parentage unless 2 pure bred parents were used and the result is a common hybrid.

    You don't have that here. What you do have are some body characteristics that indicate game is in the mix due to the smaller size and the tails.

    Leghorns have a bit of a game looking tail, though fuller, but it is nearly impossible to predict them in part of the parentage. Many game types lay white eggs too. With the lack of very large floppy comb, I too doubt Leghorn in the background, but it is possible.

    In a situation where many breeds of birds are running lose, you get hybrids of hybrids and original parentage is completely blurred.

    Backyard mixes are a lot of fun and generally hardy and prolific layers. I've enjoyed my backyard mixes.

    LofMc
     
  10. bechicken

    bechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree. Can't wait till the others start laying. Love my chicken.
     

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