Three new hens unsure what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheGoodLifeGirl, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. TheGoodLifeGirl

    TheGoodLifeGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We got three new hen's on New Years Eve and the previous owners weren't sure of what breed they are. I think I have an idea, but I'm not entirely sure.

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    Clara - I think could possibly be a Black Sex Link?
    Still laying even in winter, great in the cold. Can run quite fast! Terrible at getting on and off things.
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    Kentucky - Maybe a Golden Sex Link?
    Has a large single comb. Almost looks like a Cockerel but she is laying eggs, even though it's winter. Can be aggressive to other hen's. Fine being alone.
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    Madam Talk Talk
    Very large hen, I'm not sure what she is? She's the size of an Orpington but her features are different. She has long legs that the feathers don't cover a lot of like Orpingtons sometimes have. She doesn't like the rain but cold weather doesn't seem to bother her and she is still laying very large eggs into the winter.
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    Anyone have any idea's?
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2014
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top one is black sex-link, next one looks like a red/golden sex-link or something like that, and I'm not sure on the last one. Maybe a cross? I could be wrong though.
     
  3. TheGoodLifeGirl

    TheGoodLifeGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah she's the one I'm having most trouble pinning.... not that this is related to your comment but just noticed I'd put Three KNEW hens instead of NEW? [​IMG]
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the last one is a hatchery quality cuckoo Marans.
     
  5. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that I look at it keesmom, I believe you're right! [​IMG]
     
  6. TheGoodLifeGirl

    TheGoodLifeGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooooo yes, she does look a lot like a Maran, you could be right!
     
  7. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your chickens look very similar to mine.[​IMG] Red Sex Link on the right I have one that is more red but can't find a picture of her.




    [​IMG]Black Sex Link

    [​IMG] Cuckoo Maran cross She was supposed to be a pure bred but she has some lacing in her feathers. She still lays the dark eggs.
     
  8. TheGoodLifeGirl

    TheGoodLifeGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Very similar, really sure the first too are sex links. But I'm not sure the Madam Talk Talk is full bred Speckled Maran? But this seems to be the closest to what she looks like.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What color eggs does that last hen lay? I agree she could be a hatchery Marans, but ya'all in the UK have some different hybrids we don't have here in the US.
     
  10. somadlyinlove

    somadlyinlove Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 looks like mine. What color are her eggs?
     

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