Buckeye hen? or just odd

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

  1. onehawk1

    onehawk1 Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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

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    Quote:Nope buckeyes are square shaped. They don't have a Feirce expression and most have similar color to hatchery rir ( exept males) [​IMG]
     
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  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OP, let's see a pic?
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    Buckeyes don't look like RIR except both are brown.

    Buckeyes are all pea comb

    Pic of buckeye bantam


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