Ideas on what breeds these 2 are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cpcp, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. cpcp

    cpcp New Egg

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    What breed do you all think these 2 hens might be? I'm thinking the dark one might be a Barnevelder? They wandered onto our property from a neighbor and like to hang out.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't know if it's a site glitch or what, but pics aren't enlarging recently. Can you get closer pics?
     
  3. LTygress

    LTygress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one definitely looks mixed breed, and I have several ideas as to what. But I can't see the comb clearly enough to tell. Right off the top of my head I want to say Delaware, but you're missing the coloring on the neck for it to be a full-blooded delaware.

    The one in back I can't tell at all. It's holding the wings out, so the body shape isn't clear and the comb is definitely hidden.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree better pics will help.

    I can say the white one is not a pure Delaware, no black neck ticking and the legs should be yellow (although a laying Delaware's legs do pale). My first guess was that or a Light Sussex mix...but again no ticking around the neck.

    The back black bird might be a Black Star...some have yellow legs and that would account for the red bleed through on the back...but that bird is hard to see in the photo.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    x2 on getting some better pictures and that white one being a poor Delaware.

    To me the darker one looks like an Indian game. Possibly mix.
     
  6. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    White one looks like a delaware mix and the dark one looks like a dark cornish
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree
     
  8. cpcp

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    Hope these help some.

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  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Huh...the white one is not a Delaware nor Light Sussex...not even sure now if it is a mix of that. Definitely a mix...almost looks as if it has a modified crest???? Or maybe just photo angle making it look like it.

    Pretty bird. Looks like lacing to me.

    Black bird could be a Dark Cornish...definitely not a Black Star.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Th white one is a mix.and the other is most definitely a dark Cornish, looks to be HQ
     

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