I hatched this hen and forgot her breed! Help please : /

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MotherKocher, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. MotherKocher

    MotherKocher Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! This is OG and I'm hoping someone can help me identify her breed. I got fertile eggs from someone and she was the only one who made it all the way to hatching (I think the incubator got too humid a couple times). I was so happy when she started laying, but I forgot what breed she was! She lays a light colored egg that is medium/large in size and from what I can recall I believe the guy who sold me the eggs said she was a French or Russian hen or something? I could be wrong. She hatched July 4th 2015.
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  2. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a white leghorn.
     
  3. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a White Leghorn because it has greyish legs. Leghorns have yellow legs. If you didn't buy from a hatchery or breeder, she is likely a cross breed.
     
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  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Bresse, a French breed.
     
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  5. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her comb is to big and dark. Unless she got frostbite
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To big and dark I don't agree. Her comb is on the larger and darker side this I do agree with. Breed traits vary some with in the different bloodlines. Especially with relatively new imported breeds. I've seen many pictures and a few Bresse birds in person with this size and color combs. Its also possible that she had some Leghorn blood thrown into her background some generations back. To either diversify or stabilize the bloodline. Her larger and darker comb could also be a genetic fluke, and she may or may not pass it on.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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