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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NotReallyTyler, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. NotReallyTyler

    NotReallyTyler In the Brooder

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    Need help identifying rescuee. Picture of herself and egg follow. If possible, any guess of her age or how much more (if any) she'll grow? Thanks in advance :p.

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mixed breed hen, possibly with leghorn ancestry. I can't tell the egg color, it's just a glare to me.
    If she's laying eggs, she's pretty much full grown.
     
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  4. NotReallyTyler

    NotReallyTyler In the Brooder

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    That's the color of the egg, pure white
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Mixed breed hen.
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    X2, if anything thing she will put on a little weight, but not much
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Mature leghorn cross hen.
     

  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    It's a mature hen that is laying...about all you can say once they are full grown and laying eggs.

    The only signs as to age would be that younger pullets, just starting to lay, will have smaller eggs while more mature hens will usually have larger eggs (within the breed and within the bird's range of size). Eggs can vary in size though at the beginning and end of laying season (around the seasonal molt).

    Combs tend to grow a bit larger as they mature more fully (not always).

    Birds will fill out from the teenage lankiness to a more fuller look as they come into "bloom"...then as the egg layers age, get a "matronly" kind of look to almost spent hens having a "cronish" look being more narrow in the hips, even a more upright position, as they shut down egg production.

    But again, it is hard to tell ages once they become mature as breeds and birds vary.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  9. TheRoostergirl

    TheRoostergirl In the Brooder

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    She's leghorn definatly cross maybe buff orpington or some sort ofbbuff breed definatly
     
  10. sandovaljose214

    sandovaljose214 Chirping

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