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Girls from Southern States

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Rainekitty, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. Rainekitty

    Rainekitty Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend who is moving gave me three hens. I have a small flock of three (1 speckled sussex hen, 1 mixed hen, 1 sebright mix bantam rooster) who I will be introducing them to. When asked the hens' breeds, he knew only that his girlfriend bought them as chicks at Southern States. I'm guessing they're some kind of production red & white, but I'd like to know for sure. I can add more pictures if the attached isn't descriptive enough. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The two on the left are red sex link, not sure about the white, maybe a white rock.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The two on the left are definitely Red Sex Link hens. I can't the legs of the white one on the right, but if they are yellow, she is a White Rock. Red Sex Links are laying machines. You should get loads of eggs from those two girls. :eek:)
     
  4. Rainekitty

    Rainekitty Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! The legs of the white hen are not yellow, they are tan or cream- the same color as the red hens.
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree Red Sex Links for the two red hens; and I still think the white one is hatchery quality White Rock...she has red earlobes...leg color varies dependent upon laying...if she has been laying, her legs will look paler.

    LofMc
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I think Lady of McCamley is probably correct in her explaination of the white one's legs and that it is probably a hatchery quality White Rock. I would however like to see a close up pic of the legs in good light.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The red birds are Red Sex-links, and the white hen is probably a hatchery quality White Rock.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  9. Rainekitty

    Rainekitty Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you guys are right. I've attached a picture showing the coloring of the white hen's legs. Thanks for your help![​IMG]
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the pic. She's definitely a hatchery quality White Rock.
     

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