Is this a New Hampshire Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KathyJB, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. KathyJB

    KathyJB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been looking at photo's and the best I can tell, Honky looks like a New Hampshire Red. He has a different sound than any chicken I have owned. He sounds like he makes the hhhhhh sound, hhhhaaaaw, hhhaaaaw. (is this crazy?) It's how he got his name.

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  2. ChickMagnet207

    ChickMagnet207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not a new hampshire. Maybe some Production red in the mix....
     
  3. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    He could be a new hampshire, just a hatchery strain or pet quality one.

    Most likely a cross of some sort.

    I've found that some chickens are chatty and make the hhhhhh sound. Not too strange.
     
  4. KathyJB

    KathyJB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So he's a hines 57 variety? Lol We bought he and the other chickens from Ideal Poultry. He was supposed to be a she and a Brown Danish Leghorn. Honky is one in a million and he certainly has some interesting quirks.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I could see it being a brown leghorn. I was going to say partridge colored, the bbr might not be too different once he feathers out.
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could possibly be a hatchery Partridge Rock, but he could be a mix as well. Definitely not a New Hamp though.
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking he kind of looked like a dark brown Leghorn
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He would have white earlobes if he was a leghorn. His body type is much heavier than a Leghorn as well.
     
  9. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

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    I have seen hatchery birds shipped as new hampshires that feathered out like this. Not uncommon.

    However, partridge rock is much closer. Definitely not a leghorn, though.
     
  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White earlobes don't develop until the bird is older. Eventhough the OP didn't give us an age, I would assume this is a young bird based on feather development.
     

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