Ok, a few more to identify... PLEASE help my sons with their 4H projects! Thanks!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TobyMGF, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. TobyMGF

    TobyMGF In the Brooder

    Apr 13, 2012
    Ok, this first red hen was also one we were given by the "breeder". She was supposed to be some sort of Bantam, but as you can see her next to my Frizzles, she is much larger. VERY VERY sweet disposition. Any ideas as to what we can call her - breed-wise?!

    She has a single comb, no feathering on the legs. Has not yet laid eggs, but should start just about any time. She is VERY maternal, taking care of all the Frizzle chicks!




    This is a hen we got last year. Got her from a local feed store and was told she was a certain breed, but we aren't sure... any thoughts? Call her Hen A (has black feathers in tail) Lays brown eggs, tends to be broody for short spurts


    Here is her buddy - Hen B - another one we aren't quite sure of. Sweet hen, lays nice sized med brown egs


    Another of Hen B

    Hen B on Left, Hen A on Right

    Hen B on LEft, Hen A on Right

    Another shot of Hen A's tail

    Hen B

    And finally another of last year's hens - Hen C


    Hen C

    Hen C

    So, if you have any really good ideas, I would really appreciate it. We just need to enter the chickens in the correct Classes....

    FYI - the divisions are:
    Standard Poultry (Large Fowl) - American Class, Asiatic Class, English Class, Mediterranean Class, Continental Class and All Other Standard Class. Then of course we have Bantam - Clean Legged/Single Comb, Clean Legged/Rose Comb, Clean Legged/Other Combs, Father Legged/Single Combs, Feather Legged/All Other Combs and finally Game Bantams.

    Thank you so much for your help. Just want to make sure we look like we have some clue [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

    Mar 5, 2007
    The first could be Rhode Island red the others are probably cinnamon queens or other production breed that are not considered a pure breed
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    The first looks like a RIR. The other three look like red sex links or production reds... most hatcheries have names for these ie, red star, cherry egger etc, so they may have given you a name as a breed.


    Dec 3, 2012
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    All of them look like either commercial (not bred for show; instead bred for egg production) Rhode Island Reds, Cinnamon Queens (hybrid brown egg layer), or Red Sex Links (another hybrid, brown egg layer). Your most show quality one is probably the hen in the first photo, as her coloring and type (body structure) are at least somewhat right for a Rhode Island Red. A Rhode Island Red could be entered in the American class. The other birds, well, they really shouldn't be entered in any of the classes you mentioned because they are not a pure breed. If the show had a class known as "Any crossbred, egg type, pullet", they could be entered in there.
  6. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Songster

    Jun 3, 2013
    RIR or red and golden sex links

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