What Breed Are My Hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by easyjet23, May 27, 2011.

  1. easyjet23

    easyjet23 In the Brooder

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    The lighter yellow hen has some barring throughout, and the darker one is more reddish with black tips on her tail. The black hens look like my sumatra rooster but are larger than him. They have black legs, and face and very small combs. One of the black hens has yellowish legs and brown/red feathers below her beak. I bought all the hens together at an auction, and the rooster was a totally separate buy. Any info will help. Thanks!
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  2. Strange_Screams

    Strange_Screams Songster

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    They are pretty, but I don't know what they are, try one of those chicken breed charts maybe? I've lots the link to the big one.
     
  3. Padfoot417

    Padfoot417 Chirping

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    I would say some possible Black Australorps maybe an Orpington in there....possibly a Golden Laced Wyandotte in there too?
     
  4. ninjascrub69

    ninjascrub69 Songster

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    Maybe mutts, it looks like a few of them are buff barred (i think thats what it's called, im a little rusty on my chicken facts atm)

    Edit: The black ones may be black sexlinks
     
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  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    The buff colored ones seam to have whitish/pinkish legs.Could be buff orpinton/barred rock in there some where.
     
  6. acw123

    acw123 Songster

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    Quote:Not so sure about them being Australorps as all mine have black legs with either white or yellowish underneath of the foot.
     
  7. SeasideSilkies

    SeasideSilkies In the Brooder

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    I'm not an expert but maybe the buff barred one is a lemon cuckoo orpington? she looks like she could be an orpington and a lady I knew had some lemon cuckoos, they were buff with barring like yours.
     
  8. cupman

    cupman Songster

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    Well I have an idea but it's just a guess. I was looking at possible mixes out of my own curiosity and came across buff orpington / rhode island red. They look kind of similar, except yours are a little darker.. Well, here is a link, the pictures are near the bottom of the thread.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=90359&p=1
     

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