mutts??barnyard mix??or ??? these are my 3 new hens.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by naightengale, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yeah, most likely, but don't tell 'em. They'll never know the difference. LOL
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah cross or mix.. but, both are probably roosters from that color pattern........
     
  5. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are all 3 very pretty which is why i got them wished id had more $$ to get more. the i asked the guy what breed they were and he said barnyard specials but i figured you never know lol and they are all 3 hens for sure. they are 4/5months old and no signs of roo features. the roo in the bunch the guy had was much orenger. and a deff roo.
    should lay me an egg or 3 soon.
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'd say to expect crowing in a month, no eggs.

    aside from color pattern, in the first picture it kind of looks like shiny, skinny and pointy tipped feathers in the neck.. but the pictures are not too clear. those were my reasons for saying roo. If I'm not wrong, they will grow up to look like this roo:

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    Note the dark red feathers in the same wing zone as your birds. Yours are still young and have not got all the roo colors yet. This color pattern is very typical of crossing white leghorn with RIR- also a common cross for layers. Hens don't get the dark red on wings, their brown/buff is mostly on neck and breast, usually.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Can you get better pictures? Profile shots including head and legs are best.
     
  8. naightengale

    naightengale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    verdits in WEVE GOT EGGS LAYED
    and the closest i have found on breed is Amber stars..
     

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