Got some hens from a friend, what are they (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BellLisamo, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Probably really easy for you all to spot, this is all still new to me.... and they all lay brown eggs

    #1. [​IMG]

    #2. [​IMG]

    #3. [​IMG]

    #4. [​IMG] (these black ones have white or dark earlobes.)


    I'm thinking a few are some brahma mix, without the feather legs? The black maybe a jersey or australorp?

    Thank for spotting them for me, its probably easy for you pros!!!
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    the only brown layer I know that has white lobes is the penedesenca, but leg color looks wrong..
    Maybe they are all mixes [​IMG]

    #2 looks like a gold lakenvelder, again wrong leg color though...
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    I am not an expert but i would have to say Mutts
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    yeah, the more I look, they look similar to some breeds but part is completely off....I am voting mixes [​IMG]
     
  5. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    i figured mixed, but was wondering what kind of mixes. No big deal, was just hoping someone would know. =O) LOL. Eventually when my youngsters get bigger, i will assort my flock by breed, so they will all be purebred!
     
  6. NanaKat

    NanaKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    #4 looks like my Minorca hen. She lays white eggs, so yours is probably a cross if laying brown eggs.

    #3 could have some RIR in her genetics
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:#4 could be a cross with australorp(brown egg layer), since the others have red lobes...
     
  8. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
    IA
    The 1st one looks a lot like mine except mine lay white eggs. Mine are a result of a Blue Andalusian crossed with mixed breed hens.
     
  9. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2009
    Connecticut
    i don't know what they are, but #2 is my favorite
     
  10. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    thanks for the answers. They have pretty markings, and they are pretty little, look like a bantam breed.
     

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