1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Okay, what are these hens?!?! Pics!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Liexicof15, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    137
    0
    99
    Jul 13, 2010
    Tampa
    So, I bought these hens with a whole group, someone was selling off all their chickens and he said he hatched them from a rare bantam assortment from a hatchery. I cannot figure out what they are. They are good flyers, good layers (out of 5 hens, I get at least 3 eggs everyday), 4 out of 5 have beards, 4 toes, light skin, feathered legs, and are ALL hens. Too bad, they are so cute I'd love to breed them. Anyone have a guess at what they might be? And don't say sebrights, they are not it.

    Here's some pictures I took today.

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and they go broody like silkies.... easily!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Here's a closer look at the design. A very pretty and intricate double lacing.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2010
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    103
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Silver Laced Polish x Light Brahmas.
     
  3. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,828
    18
    181
    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    They kinda look like my mixes I dont know what mine are either only that one of mine is a boy.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    Kinda looks like they have polish crests.

    I guess my next guess would be bantam easter eggers??

    Do you know which hatchery they came from?
     
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    587
    24
    133
    Jun 1, 2010
    They look like a brahma cross to me, possibly with polish or silkie due to the little hat they have on their head. How many toes do they have? They are definitely not EE, don't know why that's such a popular term for every bird of mixed origin.
     
  6. Liexicof15

    Liexicof15 Chillin' With My Peeps

    137
    0
    99
    Jul 13, 2010
    Tampa
    Yes, they kinda look like your chicks, Sheila. Not EE, their eggs are a white to light cream color. No, I don't know the hatchery. The guy I bought them from was a little crazy, hard to understand anything he was saying.
     
  7. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Quote:Agree
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    16,242
    103
    336
    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:"4 out of 5 have beards, 4 toes, light skin" - From OP. They aren't Silkie crosses.
     
  9. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

    546
    10
    161
    Apr 29, 2009
    Northeastern Michigan
    kind of reminds me of a Appenzeller chicken, but a little different.
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Huh. Never thought of getting chickens from a crazy guy.....


    Can't help ya with the breed or mix of breeds. Just think they need a good home! ;-)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by