I'm pretty sure the answer is "a mutt" but I figure I'd ask the experts.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AndrewRS, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. AndrewRS

    AndrewRS Hatching

    Feb 24, 2017
    We picked up 4 pullets a couple of weeks back. We were told the bird in question was a Plymouth Rock, but I'm not so sure. I'm also not so sure I'd call her a pullet, more like an old hen, but she's friendly enough and is laying almost every day, so she's welcome at our house.

    Pictures below, but here's what I know about her:

    • Mostly white, some light brown feathers on her back, light enough that they're hard to see.
    • Single comb, flops over at the front
    • red ears
    • white shanks, noticeably whiter than our Buff Orpington
    • white beak
    • pink skin
    • lays extra large (65g+ eggs), off-white/cream in color
    • more tightly feathered across the back than some of our other birds (Wyandotte, Orpington, Marans), but still has a bit of a fluff butt
    • Hard to say on the tail, the place we got them from had way too many birds, so they're all a little beat up

    I can't seem to place her in a breed, so I think the answer is "mutt", but I'd interested to hear what people think.






  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Free Ranging

    Apr 6, 2014
    Melrose Park Illinois
    Looks like a barnyard White Rock.

    BTW, I'm no EXPERT, just comparing what you have to what I know/had.... [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2017
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I would guess an Orpington leghorn cross.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    There are white Orpingtons available from hatcheries, but she doesn't quite fit that, even allowing for hatchery stock. I think you're right, she's a barnyard mix. With all the Orpington traits, that's probably in the mix. I agree Leghorn could be there also, something to boost egg production and size, and lighten egg color.

    I'm with you, if they're personable and lay well, they're welcome regardless of pedigree or lack thereof [​IMG]
  6. She fits the physical description and egg color for a white rock, and if that's what you were told.. unless they gave you a reason to think they would fib about breed. White rocks have a pretty great reputation, I hope she serves you well, whatever she is.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2017

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