Rescued hens -- what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TrixieChickenGal, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. TrixieChickenGal

    TrixieChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Just received these hens as favor to a friend that was getting rid of them -- he didn't know what they were and I am still new to chickens, so any help would be great!

    Here is the 1st hen. She lays VERY dark brown eggs.
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    another shot of her --- had trouble getting pics of this one, as she is very skittish.
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    Here is the 2nd one. She lays light brown eggs.
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    Top view:
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    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    The first one looks like a copper Maran and the second one looks like a Buff orp
     
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  3. TrixieChickenGal

    TrixieChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much Hollywood~I did some research on them & was kinda thinking that was what they were, but I needed an expert opinion! LOL I'm learning a little more every day! Thanks again for the quick response!
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Quote:Naah, I think the first one is some sort of hybrid sexlink. The colors aren't right and the legs are clean. Could just be me but that doesn't look like a Marans.
     
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    Quote:Naah, I think the first one is some sort of hybrid sexlink. The colors aren't right and the legs are clean. Could just be me but that doesn't look like a Marans.

    Marans come in feathered and clean legs... And there are several colors out now. If it is laying very dark egg it is more likely a Marans. She could possibly be a mix of colors in Marans too ... Like a black mixed with a Birchen or something
     
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  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    The first could be a marans mix, but she doesnt look like a marans. I would say a likely mix.

    The second is likely a buff orp.
     
  7. TrixieChickenGal

    TrixieChickenGal Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks to all for the help!
     

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