I think that i have two sussex hens, but I'm not sure.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FunkyFaith, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. FunkyFaith

    FunkyFaith Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought three hens a couple days ago, we presume to be 2 sussex and 1 silkie.

    Can anyone confirm that these are sussex?

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    Also if at all possible can you guess how old these hens may be?
     
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  2. Eclipse390

    Eclipse390 Out Of The Brooder

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    They don't look like Sussex OR Silkies
     
  3. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. The second one looks like a Red Sex Link.
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    First one reminds me of some silver penciled chicken.

    The 2nd is a red star.

    They look maybe 7 months old.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    1st: Not sure
    2nd: Red Sex-link.
     
  7. FunkyFaith

    FunkyFaith Out Of The Brooder

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    The Silkie isn't in the photo, these are just my sussex's or at least that's what I think they are.
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    They are definitely NOT sussux. The one in the bottom photo is a Red sexlink (ask red star; golden comet) and the one in the top photo looks like a hatchery quality cuckoo marans, or some sort of mix breed. I'm not sure on age, probably between 6-12 months is my best guess.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are you in the US or the UK?

    The first bird could be a Sussex mix, or a Marans mix. They both have white skin, and the Marans have feathered legs, so it's hard to narrow down. If she lays dark brown eggs, go with Marans.

    the second bird is a red sex link of some type. In the states they're Red Stars, Comets, Cinnamon Queens. In the UK they're frequently Lohmann browns.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agreed
     

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