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What breed are these girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by knoser, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. knoser

    knoser New Egg

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    These girls were given to me and some people have told me they are all Black Sexlinks and others have said the lighter ones are just a mix of who knows and the black with the red/golden necks are marans. Can anyone help me identify?
    Thanks for any help you all can offer!

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'm not sure how many birds you have total, but the mostly black ones are Black Sex Links and the lighter multi-brown ones are Brown Leghorns.
     
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  3. knoser

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    Oh wow! Thanks! Total I have 13 chickens, two of them are the mostly black ones pictured and I have four of the multi-brown ones. The black girls are very sweet and friendly but the brown ones are extremely antisocial and skittish. Also one of the four has a totally different comb than the other three. Hers is a pea comb and the others as you can see have huge single combs and all of them flop over.

    Thanks again! KO
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree with Misha. The brown birds with white earlobes are brown Leghorns. They are stellar layers of large white eggs. Leghorns are also flightier than a lot of other breeds, but it does help them evade predators better if that's a concern. They don't go broody and don't eat as much as the larger hens either.

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    Is the one with the different comb? Brown Leghorns do come in a rose comb variety, that may be what she is. Or, she may be a mix, hard to say from the pic.

    The other hens are black sex links. Wonderful layers of large brown eggs.

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  6. knoser

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    Thanks all! I'm excited for them to start laying soon. Only my barred rock, RIRs, and RSLs have started laying. Still waiting for these ladies to join in the party. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. knoser

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    Yes that's her with the different comb. She is the most flighty of all four and she refuses to roost in the coop at night with the other chickens. She prefers to stay with my turkeys... [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     

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