Need help identifying my new hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cloudseeker, Nov 27, 2014.

  1. Cloudseeker

    Cloudseeker Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend gave me this hen. She is 18 months old, and I have been told she lays brown eggs. She has some feathering on her legs. Any ideas? [​IMG]

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  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a large comb and waddle for a hen. That would make me say leghorn. Feathered feet and heavy body would make me say cochin, so leghornXcochin my guess.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with Percheron chick's guess.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's a mixed breed, mixed enough no specific breed stands out. If her legs are pink/white I'd say maybe some Orpington? Her color is similar to what you get crossing buff and black.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be an Orpington/Cochin cross.
     
  6. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Buff orp/brown leghorn cross.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Definitely has some buff orpington in there. Also might have some Cochin, maran, or leghorn in her too. or all four.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    When I saw the second pic I immediately thought orpington. She doesn't appear to have cochin in her. Almost looks like she has some dorking in her.
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Yup the orpington screamed at me too. the way she is standing in the second picture reminds me of my cochin hen. the feathers on her feet also make me think cochin.
     

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