Mystery hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kristinanne80, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. Kristinanne80

    Kristinanne80 In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2014
    Does anyone have any idea what breed this is? She looks like a RIR sorta bit with a rose comb and almost purple in color??[​IMG]
  2. Basskids08

    Basskids08 Chick Logging

    It does look like a RIR and they can come with rose combs!

    Wanted to ask where you got it from? They are pretty rare but not impossible to have!
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2014
  3. Kristinanne80

    Kristinanne80 In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2014
    My sons teacher got them from a friend so she could let the class hatched them. We took 2 but one died after a few weeks :-( this one though is amazing. She is so beautiful and HUGE she is a few weeks younger them my other hens and towers over them. When the light hits her just right she looks like a deep purple.

    What breeds are crosse to get this type of RIR?
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Shes a He.

    That a young rooster and may be a Rhode Island Red Cross do to all the Black feathers.

    Quote: Red Java, Red Mala, Light Brahama, Shanghai, (not to be confused with todays Cochin) with passably some Wyandotte or Dark Brown Leghorn added.
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Songster

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern Georgia
    My Coop
    definate rooster. may be a partridge wyandotte, but the colors not quite right, may be a mix.

    looks like all your others are hens though [​IMG]

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