Mixed? Mixed with what? 3x pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 2boxers, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    I just acquired several hens of mixed breeds. Mutts. They've been here 24 hours and I am in love with them already, so I don't really care what they are. But I am curious. They are feisty girls and today one of them left me a green egg. Any one got any thought or ideas on my new girls?

    This first one is my favorite right now. She is the feistiest one and I am calling her Irish. I am guessing she is part rir?


    This is the one my daughter has taken a shine to. She's calling this hen "Suzy". Suzy is a bit camera shy & wouldn't look at the camera. Irish wanted to kill the camera.


    The one in front is Janet Leigh because she screams like a psyco is after her. There is another behind her-smaller-who is the same color as she is. The two others in this pic look like Suzy only not as...plump.


    When I got these ladies, I really only wanted the first two. The other four were so pitiful looking that I could not leave without them. They are terrified of me and our roosters. They wouldn't come out of the coop this morning. My daughter and I had to go out and physically remove them to get them to come out long enough to eat & get some water. We showered those poor birds with every treat we had on hand. My roosters saw them coming and it was almost as if I heard them all go "Shwiiiiiing!" They are separated for now, but the boys are randy! My silkies just looked them over and rolled their eyes as if to say, "great. more birds."

    Anyway, if any one has some ideas on what all they might be mixed up with, that'd be great. I don't care much, just curious.
  2. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    The first hen looks like an EE to me. What other colors of eggs do the othre hens lay?
  3. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    The colored ones look like they have either EE or possibly phoenix in them. The black one's head looks like a cornish to me so I will say dark cornish x autrolorp.
  4. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Suzy looks almost like a silver dorking but I could be wrong there.
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    The brown one may be light brown rosecomb leghorn, or at least part...

    The first one is an EE, and she's the one who gave you a green egg. The one in back in the last pic, with white and black feathering, could be part silver-laced wyandotte. Can't see her whole body, tho. She's got the right kind of comb and neck coloring for it.
  6. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

    Feb 16, 2008
    Halifax Co Virginia
    Thanks to you all for your thoughts on potential breeds.

    The ladies seemed to have settled in nicely. My little egg laying machine has only missed one day of laying in spite of terrific heat & humidity here compounded by the stress of relocating form their original home to here.

    Whatever their breed mixes may be, they are a real hoot.

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