What breed are my new hens??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Beckyhsinglsc, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are actually my sister's. She just got them from someone who was moving and couldn't take them with him.
    I think I see a Black star, a cochin and a ?. He got them from a feed store. They are 9 months old.
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  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top pic looks like a black sex link and possibly a red sex link. Lucky you!!!! 3 hens at point of lay!! They are very nice ladies. [​IMG]
     
  3. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top pic looks like a black sex link and possibly a red sex link and the last pic a Black cochin
     
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  4. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that isn't a red sex link, the tail is black, showing come columbian gene. I would gues it is a hatchery New Hampshire Red.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:Depending on the cross you could have a Red Sex-link with a Black tail.
    Example a Rhode Island Red x Columbian Plymouth Rock would give you a "Black Tailed" Red Sex-link also most Red Sex-link carry the Columbian Gene do to the Rhode Island Red used in most crosses.

    But with that said I do not think that the Wheaten bird is a Red Sex-Link.

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  6. Beckyhsinglsc

    Beckyhsinglsc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I looked at the description of New Hampshire Red on Meyer hatchery and they look exactly like the "buff" color one.

    Yes, very lucky. We got a barred rock too but I knew that one. :)

    So it looks like a black sex link (black star), a black cochin and a New Hampshire Red!

    Thanks!!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Quote:I looked at the description of New Hampshire Red on Meyer hatchery and they look exactly like the "buff" color one.

    Yes, very lucky. We got a barred rock too but I knew that one. :)

    So it looks like a black sex link (black star), a black cochin and a New Hampshire Red!

    Thanks!!

    I will guarantee you that you do not have a New Hampshire.
    Your bird has Blue leg, New Hampshire's have Yellow. The Plumage color is way off also, a New Hampshire should look like a Light colored Rhode Island Red in color.
    Here are come New Hampshire https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=5123187#p5123187

    Chris
     
  8. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually, RSL bred from Delawares can have black tails, as Delawares have Columbian genetics in their background
     
  9. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the buff one looks like a cross for sure. I think they are all crosses (well, obviously a sex link is, but I'm not sure she's a hatchery sex link. Might be a home bred cross.) They all have awfully white earlobes for the breeds they most closely resemble. [​IMG]
     
  10. TreeHugger

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    The only one I can ID is the black cochin [​IMG] The other two I have no clue. Very nice looking girls, looks like they were well cared for.
     

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