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what are these birds??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mo, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. mo

    mo In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2008
    twin cities
    got 3 hens from craigslist- anyone want to guess on a breed(or cross breed?)
    ohh- and the dog, too....


  2. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    They look like molting Red Sex Links. It also looks like they may be debeaked.
  3. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    They're definitely molting, they still look so pretty though! Your dog is very pretty too, and so sweet around the chickens. What kind is it? I'm trying to talk hubby into getting me a puppy. [​IMG]
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Don't know about the chickens, but the dog looks like it is a shepherd mix. Maybe with collie or Golden retriever? What does his tail look like? Very pretty!
  5. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    dog kind of looks like a boarder collie mix with maybe shepherd
  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    The chickens are red sexlinks...the dog looks like a shepherd mix.
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    THe dog looks like a longhaired german shepard( altdeutscher schaeferhund) maybe a mix with some retriever. THe chickens looks like red sexlinks or prodcution reds, the bottom one could be a golden comet.
  8. mo

    mo In the Brooder

    Oct 28, 2008
    twin cities
    The dog is from a local humane society, we just got her this fall, too- the paper work said long haired shepherd cross, but who knows, really. she is great with the birds and the kids. she's got a curly fluffy tail.

    The birds are off craigslist, and they are debeaked. one is definitely molting, maybe 2. Is there anything I should be doing for them?
    we love having the birds around. I figured that for starting out, these 3 would be a good choice

    so far in 10 days we only have 3 eggs- maybe because they are molting, and not quiet settled in? or they might be hiding them- they have free range of the yard all day. or it is the weather. or......

    I got the batteries charged up, so maybe I can get some more/better pics today.

    Thanks for the help.
  9. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I think the bird in the second picture isn't molting, so she's probably the one laying your eggs. A change of home is a stressful situation, and that'll put them off laying for a while too.
  10. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    Don't forget about the New hampshire red breed!!

    The top two look like NHRs! the third a sex link...

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