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Need help identifying new hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maureenmulvey, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. maureenmulvey

    maureenmulvey New Egg

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    I just picked up this hen from a friend of a friend trying to downsize her flock. Does anyone have an idea what breed she is? [​IMG]
     
  2. Vedwards

    Vedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like a Brahma.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Single comb, clean-faced, and feathered legs means Cochin. Looks like Silver Penciled coloring.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    coloring is very odd
     
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  5. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'm gonna go with Cochin cross... it seems to have way too long of a tail, skinny of a body, and messy coloration for even the most off-standard hatchery Cochin.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x2 Queen Misha
     
  7. CenLaChicken

    CenLaChicken Out Of The Brooder

    We are new chicken owners. Got a male & female Blue Laced Red Wyandotte from a relative, and then I bought this hen from a local guy. He didn't really know what she is. Y'all have any idea? I'm thinking a mix with mostly Red Sex Link, but I'm very much a newbie. She lays a medium to large beige to brown egg every single day. Her name is Bernadette. She is the single hen shown in middle, top row, of this photo. Thanks for any thoughts! :)

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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Hi there! For future reference, the best way to post queries about breed or gender are to make a new thread for them. We are happy to answer your questions, but responding to multiple folks on the same thread can get confusing! Your hen is a mixed breed, possibly with Leghorn influence given the skinny body and white lobe. That's a very unusual trait, actually - almost always a hen with white lobes will lay a white egg while one with red lobes will produce brown, but your hen appears to be one of the rare exceptions to that rule.
     
  9. CenLaChicken

    CenLaChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you very much!
     

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