Barred rock or Californian grey?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sylverfly, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking this hen is a Californian grey but she could be a badly marked Plymouth rock or another similarly marked breed what do you guys think? I actually like her feathers its almost like weird lacing or something. Good thing she's a good layer since she's a cranky old biddy.

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  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does she have a rose comb?
     
  3. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no its kind of a wavy floppy straight comb, like how a leghorn hens flops over sometimes, but its small and thick, its a weird comb for sure.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    She aint no barred rock, barred rocks are barred and she is laced.
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

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    Looks like a mix to me.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What color eggs does she lay? Don't Cali Greys lay white eggs?
     
  7. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She lays a light brown egg.
     
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    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, California Grays do lay a white egg.

    Oh, and Ramirezframing, now I see the lacing. I just enlarged the picture. Duh.
     
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  9. donrae

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    She's a mixed breed of some type. I do see some lacing there, but also some barring I think. Not unbelievable she had both parents.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I bought my California grey st TSC (rolling eyes) She lays a cream colored egg............Won't be buying any more chicks there :(
     
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