New additions what are they crossed with!

sarjaysar

cosmic chicken
10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
155
3
113
Guernsey
Would be great to know your thoughts on what these hens are - they appear to be all heinz variety so crosses. They have all only started laying eggs about 6 weeks ago. I'd put them at around 30 weeks old - my black rocks in the background are old girls now - all around 5 or 6, so i'm starting to introduce younger hens into the flock.

This one lays pale eggs - It is whiter in colour than the photos and VERY big...



This one lays light green eggs and is more grey in colour than the photos. Quite a wide hen



This one lays brown eggs and is generally a large stocky hen!
 
Last edited:

Ridgerunner

Free Ranging
11 Years
Feb 2, 2009
24,485
12,961
707
Southeast Louisiana
They all three look like chickens I got from my Speckled Sussex/Delaware/Black Orpington crosses. Yes, they can vary that much when they are crosses of crosses. But there are many many other breeds that, when crossed, could produce chickens that look like that. I'm not even going to try to guess what is in yours. Just enjoy them.
 

sarjaysar

cosmic chicken
10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
155
3
113
Guernsey
Yeah I know they are mixed - but i'm interested in knowing what they might be mixed with. Particularly the second hen. She is awesome - very friendly and lays the most amazing green eggs!
 

sarjaysar

cosmic chicken
10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
155
3
113
Guernsey
I just wondered what breeds they might be from. I got them all from the same place!
 

BlazeJester

Songster
8 Years
Aug 2, 2011
1,275
17
141
Midway, GA
If there's any way to narrow it down (like what breeds the place you got them from has) that would help. Otherwise it's a crap shoot.
 

hdowden

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 14, 2011
11,642
263
331
louisiana
Quote:what are the breed options? if you have no idea then there is no way any of us can give you any idea as to what they are. for all we know(and you if you dont know other breeds from were you got them) they could of had mixed parents and have 4+ breeds in them
 

sarjaysar

cosmic chicken
10 Years
Jun 12, 2009
155
3
113
Guernsey
I know the guy had light sussex, wyandottes and RIR's - so I guess they could easily be a mix. What I was more intrigued about was the green egg. Are there many hens that lay green - i've seen a few before, but not many
 
Top Bottom