Was given these hens. What are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rbreininger, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. rbreininger

    rbreininger Out Of The Brooder

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    A friend was moving and gave us her chickens and complete setup. Lots to learn including the breed. Can someone help that?
     
  2. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black and silver ones are Silver Laced Wyandottes. i don't know about the red-brown ones.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The black/white ones are Silver Laced Wyandottes. The darker red one is likely a hatchery quality Rhode Island Red. The lighter two red ones may be hatchery quality New Hampshires.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The black and white birds are silver laced Wyandottes.

    The lighter gold-ish colored hens look to be some sort of red sex link.

    The darker red bird, I can't tell if she's molting/regrowing feathers, or if she has white feathers mixed in. If the latter, she's also a variety of red sex link. If the former, she's a production red, which is basically a generic Red hen from a hatchery bred to lay a crapton of eggs.

    Pretty little starter flock [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black & whites are probably Silver Laced Wyandottes "can't see the combs", darker red is a Production Red, lighter red ones are Red Sexlinks. All should be good layers.
     
  7. rbreininger

    rbreininger Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for all your input everybody.
     
  8. paintedChix

    paintedChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In another post you stated that you were going to building a new/larger coop/run for your girls.

    Have you started yet? Love to see/hear about that!
     

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