Please, help identify these mixed breed hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by popsicle, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could I get some ideas on what breed or mix of breeds these hens were?

    Bob
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    Ali
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    Both
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    I got these two and one white hen from a lady that had oodles of chickens and she just said they were mixes. These were so nice that I called her up and got a three more and one came down with Coryza (sp?) soon after arriving. Eventually a fox got all the birds. I've since gotten new pullets as chicks from a breeder and don't want to risk introducing illness by getting more from the lady, but her hens were SO nice!

    Bob was my favorite chicken ever.

    Thanks for any help.

    Sorry for the huge pictures, I guess I didn't size them down enough...
     
  2. karenkensek

    karenkensek Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like golden comets to me!
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:hmm, sorry but i have to disagree. This is what a golden comet looks like.
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  4. BigBirdHatcher

    BigBirdHatcher Out Of The Brooder

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    They look alot like one of my RIR/Game crosses that I hatched. Wish I had pics of mine for you to compare to.
     
  5. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have green legs and pea combs... beardless/tuftless EEs??? Since EEs are mutts, they could be crossed with production red or New Hampshire.
     
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  6. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    I agree, they look like EE
     
  7. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say mix because of the green legs. When I have had a slate leg cross with a yellow leg bird, I got green legs birds. Just saying...
     
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  8. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup, green legs. They laid tinted/brown eggs.

    Here is the white one I got from the same lady:
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    The other three I got were 2 BRs and one EE.
     
  9. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought RIR too.
     
  10. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, we agree [​IMG]

    They could be second or third generation EE - I'm leaning toward that because of the combination of colored legs and pea combs, though the beard/muffs have obviously been bred out (some EEs don't have them to begin with).

    I'm using the term "EE" loosely, as a chicken that has ameraucana in its lineage and might still have the blue egg gene (these almost definitely overlaid with the brown gene). Of course we all know there is only enough of that in hatchery birds to make green eggs, and if a hatchery EE was crossed with say a NH roo, these hens may be a likely result.
     

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