New to the flock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meme2zal, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. meme2zal

    meme2zal Out Of The Brooder

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    Please help me identify the breed of hens. These are new to my hen house and everyone keeps asking what they are. HHEEEELLLPPPPP!!![​IMG]

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  2. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top one looks like our silver laced Wyandottes. They're great birds.
     
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  3. Chickengirl47

    Chickengirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one is a Wyandotte, and the other ones are maybe Golden Comets?
     
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  4. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. meme2zal

    meme2zal Out Of The Brooder

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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The top bird is a Silver Laced Wyandotte and the others are all Red Sex Link hens. Red Sex Links are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen and are marketed by hatcheries under a lot of different labels including Golden Comet, Red Star, Golden Sex Link, Gold Star, Brown Sex Link, Golden Buff, Cinnamon Queen, Bovans Brown, Hubbard Golden Comet, Isa Brown, Shaver Brown, Babcock Brown, Warrens, Isa Brown, HyLine Brown, Gold Lines, Lohmans Brown, Red Shaver, Brown Shaver, Bovans Goldline, etc. The only difference between these labels is which silver gene hen was used in the cross (RIW, WPR, SLW, LS, Delaware), but no matter which silver gene hen was involved or what labels they were marketed under, all Red Sex Links are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The first bird is a Silver Laced Wyandotte. The other birds are Red Sex-links (hybrids sold under many names, including Red Star, Golden Comet, etc.).
     

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