Does anyone know which breed these two are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KingOfThePeeps, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. KingOfThePeeps

    KingOfThePeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked these young ladies up today! The guy didn't know what kind they were, so I came to the experts. These are my first attempt at raising chickens. I think the one is the back could be a Plymouth Rock, but not totally sure. Any help is appreciated.
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Likely. The rear bird appears to be a hatchery quality Barred Rock. The bird in the foreground appears to be red chicken. A production type red bird.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    What did they seller tell you about their age, if any claim was made?
     
  4. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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  5. KingOfThePeeps

    KingOfThePeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! I didn't see that one when I scanned the breeds. Thanks you very much!
     
  6. KingOfThePeeps

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    He said they were maybe a year old. He seemed to be in the process of switching to Leghorns.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    There are a zillion twists on the red production type bird. That one might even be a generation 2 or gen 3 farm bred. There is New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red in its past somewhere, but it is pretty much a mix/mutt. Please don't get me wrong. Many of these production type red birds are great layers and have wonderful personalities. It is just that it isn't a breed, as it isn't purebred anything. Enjoy your new adventure.
     

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