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Is she a New Hampshire pullet or a mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gregory991, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. gregory991

    gregory991 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] A friend gived me this pullet but i don't what breed is my friend says its a new hampshire mix did he has right, or is another breed?
     
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big is she? With her dark legs and feathered shanks, I suspect a silkie cross. Do you know what color eggs she lays? Could be an Easter Egger or Olive Egger.
     
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  3. gregory991

    gregory991 Out Of The Brooder

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    she has not started to lay egg yet but the feathers color i think is probably same as new hampshires!
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She sure could have New Hampshire blood, and she's definitely a mix, so sounds like your friend was right.
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feather color is similar to New Hampshire Red yes. But she is not a pure New Hampshire by no means. Trying to determine the breeds she is a mix of is nearly impossible. Some dominant traits can point to certain breeds, but color isn't usually one of them.
     
  7. gregory991

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    thanks for your oppinion, what approximately i will get if i mix it with a new hampshire rooster what the offsprings will look like?
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Mostly red. Looks like she's got feathered legs, so some chicks will have lightly feathered legs. Leg color will be a crap shoot, with her dark and the rooster's yellow. I can't tell what type of comb she has, but if it's straight, the chicks will be also.
     
  9. gregory991

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    thanks a lot for informations, i think she has no straight comb, she has pea comb i think.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae's posts
     

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