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What breed are these pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asher, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I bought these today for $5 each. I needed some laying hens. LOL WELL, my aunt says they don't look old enough to lay, yet so we'll see. ANYWAY, I always swore I did NOT want games and I'm afraid that's what I ended up with. Can anyone tell? At first I thought EE as one has greenish legs.

    Help please? [​IMG]

    (They are named Ginger & Nutmeg (Meg for short! LOL)


  2. adoptedbyachicken

    adoptedbyachicken Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I think you have a cross there. With the black tail feathers and redish body I'd be guessing at a RIR cross. You could be right on the EE as they do have that stance to them and the comb is like a pea comb, but a tad tall.
  3. tnokie

    tnokie Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 13, 2007
    I'd say for sure the first one is pure game and proably the second. Won't be great layers but will be great broodys,they will earn their keep doing that for you!
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Oy! Thanks!

    WELL, since the lady on freecycle offered me a bunch of laying hens, if that works out, I may be passing these on to a friend. LOL
  5. prariechiken

    prariechiken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    First one is definately a game hen, second looks to me to be a game cross. If you are in to raising chicks, these game hens are excellent mothers.
  6. Cooptopia

    Cooptopia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2013
    Sanford, NC
    I've been able to verify the gender of all my birds except the Wyandottes so I could use some help. They were sexed by Cackle so the may all be pullets just maturing differently. Here is my suspect, all were hatched on 3/27 so are 7.5 weeks.

    Here is a full body shot.

    And a close up


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