What are we?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by YooperChickens, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. YooperChickens

    YooperChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! We got five new hens this past weekend and we're not sure what three of them are. The black one maybe a black sex link? The white one I have absolutely no clue. The orange one maybe a Buff Orpington? I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you!


    She has a green sheen to her feathers when the sun hits her
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    She has very pale blue patches behind/under her eyes and that big floppy comb
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    I haven't been able to get a good picture of her, but she's quite different than my Red Stars. It's the chicken very front, facing the camera.
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    A top view of this mystery hen
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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a black rock (Black sexlink).The third is red sex link.
     
  3. Farmgirl47

    Farmgirl47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1# Black Sex-Link
    2# White Leghorn
    3# Probably a Red Sex-Link (one of my older hens used to look like her).
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Black Sex-link, White Leghorn, Red Sex-link, maybe a New Hampshire mix, and a Red Sex-link rooster.
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Sex-link, white leghorn and a production bird.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Black Sex Link pullet, White Leghorn pullet, and some type of mixed breed pullets (possible Red Sex Links although unusual ones if they are).
     
  7. YooperChickens

    YooperChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess I'm curious why people are thinking the red hen is another red sex-link? She looks so different from my two RSL hens. Her feet and legs are far lighter, almost white. She also is quite a bit lighter and lacks the frequent white feathers. I don't know what the hallmarks of each are, so I'm asking for education's sake, not argument's. :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Michael
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She has the white underfluff and white tail feathers that are typical of Red Sex Link hens, but I agree with your about the legs and feet and the lighter color which is why I stated in my post that if she is a Red Sex Link, she's an unusual one. If she's a RSL, some type of rooster other than the standard RIR or NH was crossed with a silver gene hen to produce her (it's certainly a possibilty). On the other hand, she may just be a mixed breed.
     

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