I THINK I know what these are...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maridybear, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. maridybear

    maridybear Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2015
    We just inherited 17 chickens last week (yay!) and I'm trying to figure out their breeds. In these pictures I give my best guesses after numerous internet searches. I'd love it if you all can help with these. I've tried to include pics that show plumage, combs/wattles, and legs to aid in identification. Unfortunately, I do not know the ages of any of these chickens.
    Speckled Sussex hen?

    Gamebird pullet?

    Brown Leghorn hen?

    Brahma hen?

    I know he's a roo, what breed?

    Thanks in advance everyone!
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    First is a speckled Sussex hen.
    Second does look like a game hen of some sort.
    Third--not a Leghorn. She looks like a mixed breed bird. She could be part Leghorn, but the body shape is off. Leghorns have the large enamel white earlobes, and the markings on the feather on the body are different. they also lay white eggs, not sure what this lady lays.
    Fourth is a pretty Dark Brahma hen. I've got to get me some of those this spring, they're such eye candy!
    The rooster looks like a game bird to me.

    Overall, looks like a wonderful "inheritance" [​IMG]. congrats!
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    1 - Speckled Sussex female
    2 - Mixed breed, probably has some Brown Leghorn in her
    3- Brown Leghorn female
    4- Dark Brahma female
    5- Silver Phoenix with the wrong earlobe coloring, typical of hatchery stock.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
  5. maridybear

    maridybear Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 7, 2015
    Thanks everyone!

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