Ok help with breeds on POL hens...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cheryl98117, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. cheryl98117

    cheryl98117 Songster

    May 13, 2009
    Indianola Washington
    I tried when these pullets were younger to figure out what they are. But they keep changing on me. I swear once I "think" I know what they are, they go and confuse me again. I'm hoping that now that they are about to lay, that it might be easier to tell what they are, or what mix they might be...

    Thanks in advance!

    What I think is a Buff Rock???
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    And this one has been called a BR mix and a Marans?...
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    And last but not least... What is or could she be?
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  2. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    1 - New Hampshire
    2/3 - Barred Rock
    4/5/6 - Delaware

    Chris
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:Agree, 100%.

    You'll love your Delaware, even if she is a hatchery girl, they're probably one of the best birds you could ask for!
     
  4. kipper

    kipper Songster

    OK, I am going to be the party pooper here.

    The white one looks more like a Sussex, the comb isn't lage enough for a Delaware. I am out next to the pen looking at my Sussex right now.

    The Maran might be just that, but again I am sitting next to my Maran pullets, and their faces and combs look different. Dominique, perhaps?

    The buff one I can't hazard to guess about.

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  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Not a Light Sussex.. Look at the barring in the tail and the ticking in the neck feathers dead give a way of a Delaware.
    Thea barred ones are Barred Rock they look to have a Single Comb and a Dominique would have a Rose Comb...

    Chris
     
  6. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Songster

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    Quote:agree X3
    Third hen would not be Light Sussex not only from everything else mentioned but also Sussex have pearl/white legs.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:agree X3
    Third hen would not be Light Sussex not only from everything else mentioned but also Sussex have pearl/white legs.

    Me, too- and a Sussex would have a much heavier body and a much rounder/less streamlined head.
     
  8. momofthree

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    #1 looks exactly like my Production Red
     
  9. Chris09

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    Quote:Does you production red have ticking in the neck?
    If so it might be a NH

    Chris
     

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