Please tell me what kind of hen this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amy54, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Amy54

    Amy54 Out Of The Brooder

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    So here is my laying hen she was bought as a baby chick back in april at my local farm please some people say shes rhode island some say she isnt could u tel me what breed she is thanks [​IMG]


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  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be red sexlink. Was she hatched on the farm, or at a hatchery? Definitely not RIR.
     
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  3. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a red sex link to me.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    She's a sex-link [​IMG]
     
  5. Amy54

    Amy54 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know she didnt look like a Rhode island red that why i asked and do u see that white leghorn do yall think thats a hen?>?
     
  6. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Need a full body pic of the leghorn. Can't tell from what's there. Sorry.
     
  7. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is pullet. Males have the biggest combs I've ever seen.
     
  8. brownysfp

    brownysfp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an ISA Brown...

    "The ISA Brown is a hybrid type of Sex Link chicken, which is the result of crossing Rhode Island Reds and Rhode Island Whites. The ISA Brown is a hybrid, not a true breed. It is known for its high egg production of approximately 300 eggs per hen in the first year of laying.

    ISA stands for Institut de Sélection Animale, the company which developed the breed in 1978 for egg production as a battery hen. In 1997, the ISA Group merged with Merck & Co, forming Hubbard ISA, so the breed is sometimes called Hubbard Isa Brown. In 2005, Institut de Sélection Animale (ISA) and Hendrix Poultry Breeders (HPB) merged. Institut de Sélection Animale SAS, France (ISA SAS) is now an operational centre of Hendrix Genetics. In March 2005, Hubbard was purchased from Merial Ltd by Group Grimaud La Corbiere, SA.

    The cross is a friendly pet, very confident and not afraid to go first but when it gets older it becomes a little bit pecky and eats a lot more. They are very good layers."

    Thank you, Wikipedia.
     
  9. WhiteCochinLover

    WhiteCochinLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Star [​IMG]
     
  10. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

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    Quote:All the chickens in that picture look like hens. I agree that the red hen is a Red Sex-link. Leghorn hens have huge combs and leghorn roosters have combs that need their own zip code. You have a hen. I don't see saddle feathers on the hen hiding behind the red hen, so even though the picture's not the best, I'm going to go ahead and call it as a hen.
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