hens for eggs....what the heck kind are they????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vagrantboy, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. vagrantboy

    vagrantboy In the Brooder

    Apr 20, 2008
    i got these girls from a fella who lives ear me.

    not quite sure what kind they are.
    (i didnt wanna ask, cause i was acting like i knew what i was doing)

    all i know is that they lay eggs.


    what do ya'll think????


  2. Looks to me like the 4 reddish colored are New Hampshire Reds. And the darkest one looks like an Easter Egger to me. The white one I have no clue I am not good at the white chickens at all. [​IMG]
  3. mhoward92

    mhoward92 Songster

    Oct 5, 2007
    i would have to say

    4) new hampshire reds
    1) easter egger
    1) white leghorn
  4. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    The white hen looks a little big for a white leghorn, looks more like a white rock to me. They look good! Congrats [​IMG]
  5. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    Oh, and the red ones look more like some type of Red or Golden Sexlink to me, I think New Hampshire Reds are more of a solid red, your hens look like they have white feathers to. Or maybe it is the way the sunlight is hitting them?
  6. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Springville, Indiana
    I'm guessing new hamshire red and 2 americanas.. I have a white americana that lays green eggs that looks like that. I could be wrong. chickens are hard to identify by pic
  7. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    New Hampshires have green in the tail feathers similar to RIR's.

    Looks like the red hens have white under feathers, they look like red sex links to me.
  8. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Cranbrook, BC, Canada
    I would say Red-sexlink with the reddish hens, since they have white tailfeathers and from the looks of it also have white in the hackles(neck feather) and primaries(wingfeathers).

    New Hamps should be an even red all over with black tail and a bit of black in the hackles/wings.

    The white hen is too heavy to be a leghorn and does not sport the large comb and typical leghorn tail. She does look a lot like my 3 white hens I got last week which are white rocks.

    The silver hen could be a cross, the light legs, lack of beard and single comb pretty much rule out EE, she doesn't even sport the EE head(which I have found to be a very dominant trait). If she weren't such a heavy girl I would say Silver phoenix, but they are much more streamlined with a longer tail...... what other, single combed, heavier breeds come in silver?...... my cold is completely making me draw a blank......
  9. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    The reddish ones look just like my golden sex-links. The white one might be a leghorn & the other looks like an EE to me.
  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    I am thinking some close-ups of the white one and the other (not red) would be VERY helpful. The red ones, I would say almost 100% red sex link. The white, I am gonna guess White Leghorn. I can't really see her comb (making me think it might be folded over a bit?) and she seems to hold herself like my leghorns. Doesn't look very big to me, kinda petite and just the angle making her look larger, and she appears to have very skinny little legs? I can't see her face very well though. I have a thing for White Leghorn faces and no others look so pretty to me. The other one doesn't look silver to me at all??? She isn't an EE though with that big single comb. But, she looks brown on my computer?

    Whatever they are, they are pretty girls. If you can get some close-ups I am sure you will get a more positive breed ID.

    Edit to say, I am throwing in a guess of Partridge Rock on dark mystery hen. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2008

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