Confused on What Breed my Lucy Girl Is!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gerardi, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Gerardi

    Gerardi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I was wondering if you guys could help a newcomer out. I have one hen that is truly the best chicken. She loves to be held and walked around with she doesnt care! She loves for you to just walk up and scoop her up and put her under your arm. The only problem is im not totally sure what breed she is. Please look and tell me what you think. I was leaning toward a New Hampshire Red.

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  2. HeidiG

    HeidiG Out Of The Brooder

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    To me, she looks like a cross between an Orpington and an Easter Egger. She has the same comb as an Orpington pullet, but her markings remind me of my EE pullet.

    Orpington's are notoriously friendly. Mind runs full speed to greet me whenever I come into the yard. [​IMG]

    Where did you get her? That might help you narrow it down a bit.
     
  3. Gerardi

    Gerardi Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Gerardi

    Gerardi Out Of The Brooder

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    I also have a yellow buff orpington i think its a roo, If he is he isnt very friendly with me. !
     
  5. Mervin

    Mervin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say it's a Production Red or some other of NH/RIR cross. It would be hard to say the exact mix. I would expect as much black in the tail of an Orp. mix though. I would of course defer to a Orp. expert though, as I've not had any.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Pretty Production red, they are great layers too.

    My orp have pale leggs
     
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  7. Gerardi

    Gerardi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I know i was reading that New Hampshire Reds are great egg layers. If she is a NHR. I have a roo that would go with her. Ill get a pic of him later on today!
     
  8. baileychic

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    She looks just like my "Red Stars" I ordered from McMurray, although I don't think mine have any black on the tail.
     
  9. Gerardi

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    i have 3 red stars and she dont look like them..
     
  10. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think she might be part New Hampshire Red. Maybe a sex link. She's cute! I love a friendly hen.....[​IMG]
     

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