Breeds/genders? (Hedemora, turkens, Cochin, Bielefelder)

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JedJackson

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I think the Bielefelder is a mix of that breed with something else. The leg color means it is not purebred.

The naked necks are probably showgirl crosses, maybe back crosses to pure naked necks. But who knows for sure?

Hedemoras are a land race, so they are variable in appearance. Silky feathered and smooth feathered are both common, and they can be just about any color. Yours could be a purebred or a cross. The only way to know for sure is to do genetic testing, but that would be extremely expensive if it is even possible. How well do you trust what the seller told you? Go with your instinct.

They are all pretty and healthy, and all are looking like pullets so far. They'll make a nice little flock.
 
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I agree that you don’t have a bielefelder or a hedemora. (As far as I know, hedemoras have single combs, while your chick has a rose comb.) You could have a bielefelder mix and a hedemora mix, though. Their breeds may become clearer as they age.
 

Jitterbuggin

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I agree that you don’t have a bielefelder or a hedemora. (As far as I know, hedemoras have single combs, while your chick has a rose comb.) You could have a bielefelder mix and a hedemora mix, though. Their breeds may become clearer as they age.
Interesting! Yeah I was wondering about the comb. I went back and picked up a couple more chicks from her, a couple days ago (because chicken math). She was saying that greenfire has started breeding the chickens back to meat chickens to create faster growing, dual-purpose chickens. Any truth to that or possibility of it having an impact on these chickens? Or am I just going to have to live with having mutts? Lol
 
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Interesting! Yeah I was wondering about the comb. I went back and picked up a couple more chicks from her, a couple days ago (because chicken math). She was saying that greenfire has started breeding the chickens back to meat chickens to create faster growing, dual-purpose chickens. Any truth to that or possibility of it having an impact on these chickens? Or am I just going to have to live with having mutts? Lol
These are originally from greenfire? That changes things. In that case, Deadpool is probably a silver deathlayer. Though there’s still nothing that matches Belle.
 

Jitterbuggin

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These are originally from greenfire? That changes things. In that case, Deadpool is probably a silver deathlayer. Though there’s still nothing that matches Belle.
Apparently they are! This woman actually has a number of deathlayers…. I’d wonder if I got a death layer mix, but the only full grown roosters on site are a naked neck and a silkie. Does she have enough white/silver to be a death layer?
 
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Apparently they are! This woman actually has a number of deathlayers…. I’d wonder if I got a death layer mix, but the only full grown roosters on site are a naked neck and a silkie. Does she have enough white/silver to be a death layer?
Well, is she from Greenfire or hatched by the breeder from her own flock? She could be a deathlayer with an off coloring, but if it’s possible, a mix does seem more likely.
 

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