Buckeye hen? or just odd

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by onehawk1, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. onehawk1

    onehawk1 In the Brooder

    Jan 25, 2011
    I rescued a large red hen i thought was a Rhodie Island Red, but seeing her talon makes me wonder if she might be a Buckeye instead. Anyone familiar with the Buckeye breed ? She dominated the hen house upon entry. I am sure she is not a rooster, we had 2 of them rescued at same time and do know the difference there. I am wondering if the Buckeye hens have one talon normally.

  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    What kind of comb does she have? if a pea then probably a buckeye.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    What do you mean by one talon?

    Buckeyes aren't like your average Rhode Island Red (considering the average RIR is poor in quality, small, and dull orange in color) - Buckeyes have a fierce expression, large bulky brick-like body, and a small pea comb (three rows of bumps) Plus they're a deep, rich, dark red in color.
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:Nope buckeyes are square shaped. They don't have a Feirce expression and most have similar color to hatchery rir ( exept males) [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    From the SOP -

    Eyes: medium size, full, with bold expression

    Comb: Pea; of medium size; firm, set closely to head

    Those two combined provide for a slightly fierce expression, at least in my opinion. Pea combs always add to it in particular.

    The colors of Buckeye females I see aren't really as light as most Production Reds, but hey, this isn't a place to discuss the differences.
  6. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Songster

    Jul 23, 2009
    Woodinville, WA
    OP, let's see a pic?
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Buckeyes don't look like RIR except both are brown.

    Buckeyes are all pea comb

    Pic of buckeye bantam

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011

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