Type of hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Joker, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Joker

    Joker New Egg

    Sep 24, 2010
    Hello all I was wondering if anyone could tell me the types of chickens these hens are. They were the first two I bought last april and are currently the only ones laying eggs for me. I would love to find out what they are so I can get more. They are the blackand gold colored ones. Thanks all
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    The one up front looks like a mutt, honestly. . .

    Although she could be a Black Sex Link (which still technically is a mutt)

    The black and gold one in the back with the poofy head is a Gold Laced Polish.
  3. Joker

    Joker New Egg

    Sep 24, 2010
    Thanks for the help. I have 3 of the mutts and they are the only ones laying for me now. What breed would you recommend for laying in the winter?
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Quote:Mutt are great layers.
  5. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:Mutt are great layers.

    disagreed! i have 10 mutt laying hens and i havnt got an egg since in august!
  6. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    Austrolorps are suppose to be good winter layers.
    My BO's have been faithful for me this year.
  7. avenel

    avenel New Egg

    Nov 26, 2010
    Mine are from this spring's chicks, and I started a little late but my Wyndendottes(?) and Austrolops are laying really well. My brown leghorns are just getting up and running.
    And they are going strong. I also have buffs that I see in there often.
    I am only getting about 1 or 2 Americana eggs tho and I have 6.
    Diane (I think the heritage breeds are usually good)
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    Your dark-colored chicken in the front is probably a mutt, but maybe a Black Sex-Link. The dark-colored hen with the poofy head is a Golden Laced Polish. The golden hen is a mutt, most likely has some Buff Orpington in her.

    If you're after eggs, then your best bet would be Rhode Island Reds from a hatchery. IMHO, McMurray has the best production RIRs. [​IMG]
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    My white leghorns are the only 2 laying now. Thats only 2 eggs a day. [​IMG]
  10. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    My 8 Australorps are laying between 5 and 7 eggs each day. I have an AustralorpXBlack Ameraucana hen who I am proud to say has laid an egg every day but one since she started laying in October!

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