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Rescued hen identification please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Pied Piper, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Pied Piper

    Pied Piper Out Of The Brooder

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    I rescued five hens from a farm that no longer wanted to care for them. I was told they were araucana but I'm not sure that's right. They all lay blue eggs. Any thoughts on what breeds they are?
     
  2. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    Easter Eggers. Very pretty!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    The first birds are Easter eggers. the last bird is maybe a brown Leghorn, going off the color and white earlobe. If so, she'll lay you lots of nice white eggs. the other birds will be a surprise what color/shade they lay. They make a very pretty flock!
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

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    X2 on EE's. The last one looks pretty diffierent, though- probably what donrae said.
     
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  5. Pied Piper

    Pied Piper Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I wondered if they might be Ameraucanas but don't those have to have black or grey legs? I also looked up the brown leghorn. Found a picture that looks exactly like mine! She's a very petite bird. I'm attaching a picture of the fifth hen. Any thoughts?[​IMG]
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Eggers generally have green legs.

    The last hen looks like a production red. She also appears to have scaly leg mites.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  8. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree and your last hen appears to be a Red Sex Link. :)
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    x2
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    x 3 yes, scaly leg mites, be a good idea to check the others as well.
     

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