Stumped on Breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fadetopurple, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. fadetopurple

    fadetopurple Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, I've been trying to figure out what breed these girls are for almost a month, and I give up! They've got to be some kind of mix, but I can't figure out what. The more I look at them, the more I think they have one breed in common, but I'm just not sure.

    #1 went broody almost right away when I got her. Her legs are lightly feathered - not as much as a purebred Cochin would be. She weighs about 4.5 lbs. She lays a speckled cream to white egg. They're not large, but not [what I imagine would be] bantam sized, either.
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    #2 does not have any feathering on her legs. She also weighs about 4.5 lbs. She lays a light brown egg, almost as big as the one I get from the Buff Orpington every day.
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  2. Goldendoodles

    Goldendoodles Out Of The Brooder

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    Don't know the breed, but they are beautiful. Going broody seems like it should be a clue though.
     
  3. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    in my barnyard....ohio
    omg i love [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] #1 i would have her with no questions asked!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. fadetopurple

    fadetopurple Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the compliments! Yeah, #1 is really something. She is just gorgeous (when she's not broody and trying to kill me) and really different looking. #2 is a much better layer right now, though, so my loyalties are divided.

    I think I might have a lead on #1! Google search led me right back to good old BYC, where I found this thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=879827
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    28 from lockedhearts shows a picture of a couple Buff Orpington x Cochin pullets. The lighting makes it hard to tell, but they look a LOT like my hen. The combs are different, but they're young.

    It makes sense, because the people I bought her from also had BOs. My girl is a lot smaller than either of those breeds, so I'm going to guess BO x Cochin Bantam.

    Now onto #2. I've discarded the theory about them having a breed in common. Hmm...
     

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