Need help identfying my chickens.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gumjump, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Gumjump

    Gumjump Out Of The Brooder

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    We lost 3 of our chickens do a dog so I went and bought these pullets. They said they were 2 Buff Orpintons and a NH Red. The one NH Red I have left doesn't look at all like this one. That's why I am in question. I should have known better than to buy them where I did but was a little flustered after loosing ours. Can anyone tell me what kind they are. And also if they look like Hens or Roos. I'm thinking they may be about 4 months but not sure.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sorry that you lost birds to a dog. [​IMG] It looks like the seller was right. You have two Buff Orpingtons and one hatchery-quality New Hampshire Red. All are pullets.
     
  3. Veer67

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry you lost your chickens! The seller looks like he was right. You have two Buff Orpingtons, and a New Hampshire Red (well, it could be another "red" hybrid, but she does kind of look like a hatchery New Hampshire Red).
     
  5. Gumjump

    Gumjump Out Of The Brooder

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    The darker one had me worried. The feathers around the head are very shiny and darker. How old do you think the are?
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say that they are about four months old. This is based off of how well they are filled out, and the size of their combs. The New Hampshire Red might be a little older than the other ones.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The New Hamp looks close to laying, if she isn't already. From the combs, I wouldn't expect eggs from the buffs until spring.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say that the New Hampshire is about 5 months old. The Buff Orpingtons are younger, maybe around 3-4 months.
     

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