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HELP! Name these birds!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PeepsPonderosa, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

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    We picked up 7 pb BR hens, what we believe to be 2 pb BO hens and 1 mystery hen.
    Please confirm these are 2 BO hens and what the heck our pretty or pretty ugly hen is.
    Internet research showed BOs were better sitters than BRs so I wanted to add 2 of them to our 24+ BR flock. Luckily a lady had 10 hens for $7/head today on Craigslist and we scooped them up.
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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster 5 Years

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    Yep looks like two beautiful BO hens and your mystery looks to be a Dark Brahma. Nice birds!
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I agree on those... but also, you know that one of the BR's is a Roo and not a hen, right?
     
  4. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I'll have to look that one up. If everyone agrees we'll call her Brahma Momma because she's so big nobody wanted to "initiate" her in. Lol
     
  5. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

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    Lol. Sorry, it was a "buy 10 hens and take the **** rooster too" deal.
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Hahaha! I totally understand that one! :D

    I just had to ask cuz all you mentioned in your post was hens, lol...
     
  7. Miss Dottie

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    Brahma Momma...lol love it! Great name and very pretty bird!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on both of the above posts. The first breed I ever had were Brahmas (about 50 years ago), and they were gentle giants. :eek:)
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you want broody hens that Brahma was a good find, they're quite likely to set also. Probably more so than your Orpingtons. Plus, she's big enough she can easily cover a dozen eggs or more, so more bang for your buck!
     
  10. PeepsPonderosa

    PeepsPonderosa In the Brooder

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    Ya I read that last night. Seems like this $70 purchase is really going to work out. More pb BRs and 3 sitting hens! I do have 1 broody BR, she's sitting on a bakers dozen right now and when I went down to make sure everyone was getting along late last night I went ahead and candled some eggs. Bunch of wiggly worms in those eggs! From incubation experience I'd guess about day 10 with out looking at a chart.
     

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