Our new little friends...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zhoen, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Zhoen

    Zhoen New Egg

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    I just picked these ladies up tonight from their previous home at a petting farm. I hope they won't be too disappointed with life in suburbia after growing up as the center of attention at a "real" farm...

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    This one we are calling Ruby. (Disclaimer, the kids got to pick the names!) She seems to be the boss-- holds her head the highest, was the first to take treats from us, and see how she is sort of guarding the others? What do you think? Basic Red Star?


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    This one is Socks, almost as creative as "Ruby," right? She is little, has a small comb and beautiful patterns on her feathers. Just gorgeous.

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    This is Henrietta, she has plain yellow legs (no socks).

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    And last, but certainly not least, is Midnight. Feathered feet, funny shaped almost purple comb. My first guess would be a Maran... but she has this funny kind of poof on her head like an 80's mall girl. She has already won my heart because when I got them home, Midnight and Socks where sharing a travelling box, and when I opened the box, I found them both asleep, and Midnight had Socks (who's little, remember) tucked under her wing. It was really cute.

    Ok, so those are my new girls. Their old nest had a greenish egg, a brown one, and one that looked pale, maybe even white, but I didn't look at that closely. I was more interested in getting them boxed and home... I figured there's plenty of time for eggs in the days and months (and hopefully years) to come.

    So now, rain down your wisdom upon me :)
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    production red (you sure thats a hen?)
    partridge cochin
    welsummer maybe
    silkie mix
     
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  4. Zhoen

    Zhoen New Egg

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    Not sure of anything yet, they've only been with me a couple of hours. :) If "she" starts crowing, that would be a giveaway, or if I get 4 eggs in a single day... oh the excitement.
     
  5. Zhoen

    Zhoen New Egg

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    Can a silkie mix be full-sized like this? I've only had silkies once, and they were little.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    yes
     
  7. Zhoen

    Zhoen New Egg

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    Yay! Thanks!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I second that!!
     
  9. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1- Production Red
    2- Welsummer
    3- Bantam Partridge Cochin
    4- Silkie Mix
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Production red, and I agree it looks boyish. I guess time will tell.
    Pretty partridge cochin. Probably your cream colored egg, or maybe the silkie mix
    Henrietta sounds like a Welsummer, but if you enlarge the pic the comb isn't a straight comb. Since you got a green egg I'm thinking she's an easter egger.
    Silkie mix. Unless this girl is mixed with an easter egger and laying green eggs, that would make Henrietta a Wellie. If you get dark terra-cotta eggs, she's a Wellie.
     

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