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Help me with this breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gardengirlID, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. gardengirlID

    gardengirlID New Egg

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    We were just given 8 dark brown/black hens of the same breed. I haven't seen chickens that look like these before and can't find a picture that looks similar. They have an iridescent green on the tips of their feathers that didn't quite show up in the picture.

    Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most are speckled sussex
    The brown one looks like a RIR
    Can't really tell by this picture
     
  3. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep, Speckled Sussex. A great breed; hardy, friendly and gentle (great lap pets), and good layers of brown eggs.
     
  5. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the speckled sussex but not the RIR I have RIR and none are quite that light brown I would say that it is a new hampshire red
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    A better pic is needed for identifying the red bird but it's likely either a Production Red (if it lacks white underfluff and white feathers in the tail) or a Red Sex Link (if it has white underfluff and white feathers in the tail).
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am now thinking that the brown hen could be a red star
    I had red stars and she has the brownish feathers on her neck like them
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Red Star is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries (Murray McMurray for example) market their Red Sex Links. If she is a Red Star she will have white underfluff and likely some white feathers in the tail (which can't be seen in the photo).
     
  10. ukchickens

    ukchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone recognise this breed[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

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