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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gerbil, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
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    Any idea what breed the tan hen might be? she's from a group of assorted rainbow layers I got from Meyer's hatchery.

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  2. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Perhaps a production red? I'm not the best one to answer though. Wait for someone else who's better versed.
     
  3. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Songster

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    Looks like a Cinnamon Queen, or red sex link.

    Oh, and what's that roo? He's puurty [​IMG]
     
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  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    She kinda looks wheaten colored to me but I dont know of hatcheries having an large fowl wheaten colored breeds.
     
  5. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    I have looked over Meyer's selection and I'm sure she's not there. She has greenish gray legs and she Is Heavy compared to her other chicken friends ( a Welsummer, and a Silkie white rock cross) She lays very large, light brown round eggs and has a tendency to go broody.

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  6. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Songster

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    If its a hatchery bird it could be a New Hampshire. My sisters kinda bleach out in the sun and get that exact wheaten kind of color in the summer. And (Pond), my favorite of her hens has that black speckling on her. What color are her legs??
     
  7. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    She has greenish gray legs, and a dusting of gray black on the tips of her tail feathers. [​IMG]
     

  8. Gerbil

    Gerbil Oh, Crazy!

    Jun 24, 2010
    Is it possible that the hatchery sent a mix? [​IMG]
     
  9. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Looks sorta like an Orp mix... maybe an EE??
     
  10. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    She looks like a red sex link except for the darker color in her feathers. If she has greenish legs then I would guess an EE that didn't get the pea comb and colored egg laying gene.
     

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