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Can you help ID my two hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by butterfliesdoku, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iv'e been looking through this site for quite some time and decided to join today as curiosity has finally gotten me so what breed do you guys think my two chickens are? Let's call one Brown and the other one Black for simplicity sake. The Brown one has been laying the eggs in the last picture. Curiously the Black hen hasn't laid an egg yet and she is 10 months old. These are the only two I have for now. The Brown one has 5 toes on one foot (don't know if that helps) and no feathers on either of their legs.
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  2. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown one is probably a silver-gray Dorking. That's my guess. Not sure about the black, but I see a purple sheen, right?

    I am supposed to be getting a Dorking this spring sometime. I am so excited as I have wanted a Dorking ever since I first heard of them. They're named after a town in Surrey (south of London, UK), but were originally from Rome, having been brought to Brittania around the time of Caesar. It always seems like the hatcheries run out of them before I finally get around to ordering. But this year I ordered in December. (Which seems way too early to be thinking about spring chicks!!! But the early worm catches the bird, in this case.)
     
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  3. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for your reply! I just looked up Silver Grey Dorking and she does indeed look like one!
     
  4. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of comb is on the black one? Is the comb a little blackish?
     
  5. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes the black one does have a sort of purple and green sheen and wow the Dorkings must be a pretty old breed! The comb on the black one does have some black in with some "dirty red".
     
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  6. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    the black one looks like my Black Sumatra hen...
     
  7. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well looks like you two figured out what my hens are, thanks!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    How many toes does the brown one have? If she has 5, she's likely a Dorking. The other bird (black) is a Sumatra.
     
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  9. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Done and done! [​IMG] Yay! Pretty little girls they are! And I almost forgot [​IMG]
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
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