We rescued 16 hens Can anyone tell what breed/breeds?

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  1. HootonChic

    HootonChic Just Hatched

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    Ok so hubby brought home the pitifullest (yes that's a word) bunch of hens. I figure they're probably a bunch of barnyard mix. There's a few game hens, and some red mixes but there's a few that have me intrigued...
    Chicken A:
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    The comb is hard for me to figure out. Is it just a floppy single?

    Chicken B:
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    Chicken C:
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    Chicken D:
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    Thanks in advance! You guys are always great!
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken D: austrolorp.

    The rest: I don't know. Barnyard mixes. Possibly lavender Orpington mix on chicken A.
     
  3. HootonChic

    HootonChic Just Hatched

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    D is a Black Australorp. C could be black sex link. Not sure on the rest.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    A---I've seen similar combs mixing large straight combs and pea combs. She could be an EE mix, or a Super Blue Egg Layer, something like that. You'll know when she lays [​IMG]

    B--Mixed breed. Pink skin and feathered shanks make me think Marans, but could easily be combos of other breeds. The white tends to obliterate other colors, so once you put that in the mix it's hard to say what else may be lurking.

    C--could be a black sex link, could be any black x red cross.

    D--not an Australorp, looks to have a rose comb? Body looks more Wyandotte-ish, not sure what you'd cross one with to get a solid black bird. But that rose comb is dominant, so I'm thinking you've probably got mixes of mixes.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    All mixed breeds.
     
  7. HootonChic

    HootonChic Just Hatched

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    Thank you guys!!! Got a bunch of mutts but I can't wait to see how they shape up once they get some TLC!
     
  8. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep all mixes I think
     
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  10. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good catch on the rose comb on D. I enlarged the pic and see it now:D

    Well, you've got a pretty mix of mixed birds:D. Good news is they will probably lay eggs and they will taste like chicken, if you go that route:D
     

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