What breed, gender and age are these chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken_Newbee, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Chicken_Newbee

    Chicken_Newbee New Egg

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    My friend rescued these chickens and gave them to me. The darker one is missing neck feathers and some breast feathers. I would keep them if they were hens, because I live in the city. I am leaning towards hens because of the floppy comb. They look like buff minorcas or leghorns. What do you think?
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  2. freddy22

    freddy22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i believe those are hens as well, but i do not think that they are leghorns
     
  3. Chicken_Newbee

    Chicken_Newbee New Egg

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    I was leaning towards a mutt brown leghorn, because of the comb:/
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    My guess would be production RIR Hens
     
  5. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hatchery RIR? I would guess them to be well over a year since there comb flops over. Mine one year old doesn't flop over yet.
     
  6. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    I don't see white earlobes to indicate a Leghorn or Minorca. My guess is Production Red or RSL.
     
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Is it possible the one is molting? They resemble a Prod. Red imo, but I can't guarentee. I'm sure they are hens though! [​IMG]
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Production red, hens, not younger than 6 months.
     
  9. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they from an egg farm? Can you look at the earlobes? They look like production reds or maybe sexlinks. They look like they are just getting done laying. They are for sure hens
     
  10. Chicken_Newbee

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    They were rescued on the side of the road in the city. Their earlobes look white to me. I don't think they have laid yet. They are much smaller than my 3 chickens and when you pick them up they probably weigh not even 2 lbs.
     
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