can't figure out what kind of hens I got at TSC

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Carolyn, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    714
    11
    171
    Apr 6, 2008
    I thought my hens were a red sex link. They have a single comb, yellow legs, light red feathering with white on neck, wings and butts. Clean legs, no muffs, shaped like a standard chicken. The feathers on their necks are getting pretty with a slightly lacey appearance. As babies they were slightly reddish with faint markings on their back. I have 3 and today I got 3 white eggs. I have also been getting brown eggs for 10 days. I have 5 barred rock hens from same source.

    I can't find them in any of my catalogues. SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE ME A HINT because most everything I can think of or have looked up should be laying brown eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,872
    33
    191
    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    Thre is Production Blacks who are barred and lay white eggs.Red hens sound like Red Sex Link and supose to lay brown eggs.What color earlobes your barred girls have?
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  3. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    714
    11
    171
    Apr 6, 2008
    I'll have too look. The chicks looked just like barred rocks and the roos and hens all look like the barred rock I've had before. In fact they told me that's what they were at TSC. Thanks though. I am not positive which hens are laying which eggs....when they all start laying I should be able to tell. I sure didn't know there was a barred black sex link
     
  4. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,872
    33
    191
    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    If you check Ideal Poultry's site,look for Breed-Production Black.They have Barred Holands who lay white eggs and look like Rocks
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2009
  5. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    5,470
    26
    288
    Apr 22, 2008
    Virginia
    Check earlobes. What colors are they?
     
  6. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    341
    1
    131
    Apr 1, 2009
    Colbert, GA
    I had the same thing 3 Red chicks and 3 black chicks from TSC. The reds are red with white and red lacing. The blacks are barred. I was getting brown eggs from Reds and 1 tan from one of the barred, then I got a white egg and did a double take. As it turns out one of my barred hens has white on her ears, just a little. Sure enough, I caught her in the nest one day and she lays a pretty white egg. I looked at other chickens and posted her picture on here and asked some questions. Someone wrote back and suggested Barred Leghorn. She sure looks like a Barred Leghorn after I looked at their pictures on feathersite. Here is my old post with pictures.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=233858
     
  7. Carolyn

    Carolyn Chillin' With My Peeps

    714
    11
    171
    Apr 6, 2008
    Thank you so much everyone. At least 1 has definite white ear but it is not by any means as prominent as my brown leghorn roo's. The other barreds don't have white ear lobes so they may be the hollands...a couple I did not get a good look at.

    Anyway, Thanks....wouldn't you know I had just carefully explained to my 11 yr old grandson that we could tell the color of our eggs by the breeds and that we (he has a black sex link) would only be getting brown eggs.......Guess I'm not the Nana Chicken Guru anymore.
     
  8. rachiegirl

    rachiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    257
    1
    119
    Apr 6, 2009
    Beaver Co. PA
    Try calling your TSC store and asking where they get their chicks from(probably need to speak with a manager). That should help narrow down the breed list. Once you know the hatchery, they might be able to tell you what they sent(or usually send) to TSC.
     
  9. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2009
    Lebanon TN
    Production blacks look a lot like what a barred leghorn would look like...and considering they are a hybred white egg layer it makes since they have leghorn blood in there. However if these are hatchery birds the chances of a barred leghorn is VERY slim...they don't have them..we have leghorns in nearly every color and trust me those are hard to find.

    Here is the link to the Production Blacks
    https://secuservices.com/ideal/newideal/selectproduct.aspx?qty=1&ID=PBP&Product=413
     
  10. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    341
    1
    131
    Apr 1, 2009
    Colbert, GA
    Cool. Since my other post I've considered her a Barred Leghorn. Now I know she a Production Black and I will have lots of eggs!!!! That pictures looks just like her on the Ideal site, except she is colored more like the Cockerel. She is gray and white.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by