What breed could these 3 hens possibly be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Serenity30, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These girls came from a Cackle Hatchery Surprise in June of this year. I have 2 that look like Barred Rocks, but I am not sure. I also have 1 of 4 light hens that look like Buff Orpingtons and again not sure. If anyone has insight to what breeds they are, I would be greatly appreciated. Thank you !!!

    Hen #1 In Center ( This hen is more darker with light brown in the bar feathering.)
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    Hen #2 ( This hen has just white in the bar feathering. )
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    Hen #3 ( I currently have 3 more just like this hen. )
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    Again Thanks !!
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree that with the single combs and white/pink legs they're probably Buff Orpingtons. The barred ones have a single combs and yellow/black feet so agree with the maybe Barred Plymouth Rock, other common one would be the Cuckoo Marans, but they should have white/black feet. Hatchery birds sometimes aren't exactly right with feather or skin color, if one is a Marans, it should lay darker eggs than the Rocks.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I see two barred rock pullets and a buff orpington pullet.
     
  4. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you guys. I had a feeling they was barred rocks and buff orps. Just wasn't exactly sure. :) If I get a dark chocolate egg, I will be a happy camper.
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I don't think either Barred Rock or Buff Orp lay dark chocolate eggs.
     
  6. Serenity30

    Serenity30 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was referring to what was mentioned in a earlier post. I know BRs and BOs won't lay dark colored eggs. :)
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    OK sorry, missed the reference. I want Marans and their dark eggs too...one day maybe!
     

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