what breed are these girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenPox, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

    763
    35
    148
    Feb 2, 2011
    Middle GA
    They were bought as chicks from a private breeder. Was told they were EEs, but obviously are not. I'm asking for a friend because I am stumped. I'm guessing they are a cross.[​IMG]
     
  2. mollybuck

    mollybuck Chillin' With My Peeps

    550
    46
    113
    May 14, 2013
    WNY
    they look like my wyandotte buff orp cross.. but they are more red...
     
  3. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

    763
    35
    148
    Feb 2, 2011
    Middle GA
    Maybe WY x RIR?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be, but I definitely see the Wyandotte in there.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,568
    1,165
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    They do look more like Partridge Wyandotte mixes.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,332
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    If there was such a thing as a Rose-combed New Hampshire, then I would say that is what they are. However, (at least that I know of), there is no breed/variety like that. So I agree that they are probably Partridge Wyandotte/Rhode Island Red mixes.

    Pretty hens!
     
  7. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

    763
    35
    148
    Feb 2, 2011
    Middle GA
    Thank you all! I have passed the info along. It is super common around here for sellers to sell mixes and are either uneducated or flat out lie about them and call them purebreds. I am a member fo several local facebook groups and try to help identify breeds when questions come up. Sadly, I have seen MANY dissappointed buyers only because they aren't getting what they thought they were. But pretty hennies will still lay eggs, even if they are mutts! :D
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by