Beautiful hens, never seen anything like it before. Can some one tell me what breed they are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplesquirrel, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubated some eggs from a local farm, and I have 2 hens of the same breed.
    Stunning gold, with dark brown almost 'leopard print' markings, with a tiny bit of cream.

    They LOVE being picked up, and enjoying perching and are always the first to climb on things.
    When I'm bent over gardening or putting feed down, one (Judy) especially loves to jump on my back and rides about on my shoulder, gently cooing on my ear.

    Since then, I have revisited the farm and observed the chickens, none of which look similar at all, they must have been killed or sold I'm not sure...
    The other odd thing, is that they both don't seem to have any sign of a comb whatsoever.
    Does anyone have an idea or what they could be?

    I have attached photos of them as chicks and what they look like now.


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    Many thanks.x
     
  2. Ramblin Rooster

    Ramblin Rooster Hatchaholic

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    Looks like a Lemon Spotted Brabanter or a cross of it. Usually brabanters have crests, which is what leads me to think its a cross. Check out this link to see different variations http://breedsavers.blogspot.com/2011/04/brabanters-reinventing-history.html
    They are a very rare breed, so you're very lucky to have them, and as stated in the title, they are very beautiful birds too!
     
  3. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome thank you, they definitely look like the lemon or gold-black spotted. Really awesome chickens. I call Judy my lap chicken :)
     
  4. Ramblin Rooster

    Ramblin Rooster Hatchaholic

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    They look awesome. Rare too, if you found a rooster you could make some dough selling hatching eggs & chicks.
     
  5. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think theylaos look a lot like a Golden Campine. They look similar when they were chicks too.
     
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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're mixed breed hens. Do you have full body shots of them, including legs? and how old are they?

    My first thought is a buff orp roo over a barred rock hen, these look quite similar to that cross.
     
  8. Ramblin Rooster

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    Ya full shots would help a bunch.
     
  9. NRML

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    I agree about full body pics. First impression was color reminds me of my Sicilian buttercup hen so I would guess buttercup crosses. I love my buttercup... color is so pretty... would get more if I could! She is on bottom left as you can see
     
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  10. I don't know what breed, but I wanted to comment that they are very pretty!
     

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