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Not sure what 3 of my hens are...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ur-ur-ur-urrr, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 6 hens (4 layers and 2 pullets) on Tuesday (10/20) to start my flock. I'm sure 3 of the hens are production RIR, 1 hen and 1 pullet I believe are Red Sex-links, and the other pullet was said to be a Brown Leghorn mix. If anyone can confirm or deny their identities, it would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You definitely have three Production Reds and one Red Sex Link pullet. The other two are mixed breeds and one of them looks as though it is likely a Brown Leghorn mix.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree - beautiful Doberman too
     
  4. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the quick replies... and thanks for complementing Max. He's very protective of the hens... lol!
     
  5. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny, the mixed hen is my best layer. Every day, by 8:30 am, she lays and egg. The others, not so much. I've averaged about 1.5 eggs per day over the last 5 days. Was told they were molting, so egg production would be kind of slow. I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I can't see any sign of molting. Hmm. Oh... I noticed I didn't include a picture of their new home. It's nothing elaborate, but it took me 3 weeks to build it (by myself).

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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
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  10. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I definitely can live with that. Thanks again for the replies!

    Speaking of replies... I had a nice conversation earlier today with a man by the name of Ron Fogle. Some of you may have heard of him... lol! I had contacted him by email expressing my desire to acquire some heritage RIR... specifically some from the Fogle line. I was saddened to hear that he had sold off his line awhile back. I completely understand his reason(s) for doing so. A super-nice guy, and I wish him and his family the best of luck. I'm sure he'll understand if I don't wait until his obsession kicks back in... [​IMG]
     
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