Hampshire or Rhode Island Red? or?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MikeOhlh, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. MikeOhlh

    MikeOhlh Out Of The Brooder

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    I traded a Red Wattle Piglet for some chickens and a rooster, the person was not sure what kind this was, but said she thought it might be a Hampshire or (I think she said maybe) Rhode Island Red. It really only matters because she lays very large (jumbo sized) eggs, and I might want to get a couple more of her breed. Thanks in advance! I thought I had better pictures, but I can get more if needed.
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Not either a New Hampshire nor a Rhode Island Red.


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    Rhode Island Red Pullet


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    New Hampshire pullet.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Wellie? or Brown Leghorn? Neither of those are my breeds, so sorry, Probably shouldn't guess. LOL

    What color egg does she lay?
     
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  4. pastorwalt

    pastorwalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wellsummer - wild type coloring - comb is too small for a brown leghorn and she is also chunkier
     
  5. MikeOhlh

    MikeOhlh Out Of The Brooder

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    This is one of her eggs, she very reliably has one waiting every morning even now. Sometimes another in the afternoon, usually not.
    I should also say I can't be certain she is not some mix.
     
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  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my hatchery Welsummer.

    Looks like the eggs she lays, too. They're supposed to lay pretty dark eggs, but mine is lighter with spots like that one.
     
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    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. MikeOhlh

    MikeOhlh Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I got out the trusty Google and looked for images of Wellies, when I came across a very good likeness of my bird called a Welsummer/Barnvelder cross. Where did Google find that photo?... Right here on BYC. What do you think? I really don't have a good chicken eye, so dont know what to look for.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/271757/the-welsummer-thread/4580 shows a pullet that to me looks similar. except for the white ear on mine.
     
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  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unless the colors of the picture are way off, that hen has white ears, which disqualifies Welsummer as a possibility. She's a Brown Leghorn, and that shouldn't be her egg.
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    We must not confuse the ear "cover" with the ear lobe. Besides, that is only a guide, not an absolute anyhow.
     

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