Proud new owner of two mystery hens!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aerosmith145, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Aerosmith145

    Aerosmith145 Hatching

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    Hey guys; first post here! :D

    I just adopted two beautiful young pullets from a local backyard chicken'er. She mentioned they might be Maran (?) mixes, but wasn't certain. Anyone have any idea what these girls are (or mostly are)? I can provide more pictures if needed.

    They seem to be getting along just fine with my Barred Rock, BTW. But I had no idea she was so SMALL until I brought home these girls.

    Thanks everyone, and hope to learn a lot from you guys :D

    Brandon

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    First is an Australorp the second is a mix breed.
     
  3. Aerosmith145

    Aerosmith145 Hatching

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    Thanks for the reply! I was hoping for Australorp, but the gold eyes got me. Everything I see is black eyes.
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    You are correct, they should be dark brown, it probably is a mix as well than, they could be related.
     

  5. svitlaangel

    svitlaangel In the Brooder

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    Our Australorps have gold eyes too, and a few impurities in the feathers so it's probably just not a pure bred Australorp (still just as gorgeous <3) the second one is similar to ours which were (RIR x Light Sussex) x (RIR x Leghorn) so yea... Same answer, a mixed breed xD
     
  6. Aerosmith145

    Aerosmith145 Hatching

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    Excellent information! Thanks!

    I recovered some eggs today, if the size and coloring helps. The top two are the new hens. The bottom two are my Barred Rock.
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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing 7 Years

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    Mixed breed hens...and obviously brown layers.

    My mixed breeds lay well, are hardy, and a nice addition to the utility flock.

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    Out to pasture
    mixed breed
     

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