What breed hen - possibly mixed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chloeonz, Jul 14, 2019.

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  1. chloeonz

    chloeonz Chirping

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    DEF7B49F-A956-46B0-BFAF-78D4DB3C2FB5.jpeg 2BFB3031-46E5-4B17-B937-6D58A7B2DB79.jpeg 1C3FB55F-166D-48AC-AB7D-446428221FE5.jpeg 1F11CF06-326A-406A-824D-31D0DE28C48F.jpeg Hi, I was wondering what breed of hen our lady is - quite possibly a mixed breed as we were given fertile eggs. She is VERY noisy - cackles away especially when she demands food in the morning and evening. Hasn’t started laying yet (she is 5 months old), black legs, gold feathers around neck and beautiful black feathers than shine green in the sun. Small comb though...I was think Australorp or similar crossed. Quite friendly, loves flying over gates and looking at us through our window. She has other hen friends but they dont seem phased to follow her over the fence. When I was growing up we had a hen that would sit at our window and let us pat her as we’d go in & out of the house, turned out to be a rooster! I dont think this one is as she has short tail feathers
     
  2. Timsanguscows

    Timsanguscows Hatching

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    Black Sex Link - Rhode Island Rooster crossed over a Barred Rock hen.
     
  3. harice4806

    harice4806 Chirping

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    I would have to agree...my black sex links all have varying levels of red around their neck/chest. And the greenish sheen on their black feathers in the sun is beautiful! 20190604_143314.jpg
     
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  4. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Crossing the Road

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    Black sexlink
     
  5. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    BSL, agreed but looking at the comb I'm curious about its parents. Perhaps rosecomb RIR or Dominique in there?
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    She is a crossbred.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
    on the fence with her:idunno
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    She looks like a Marans cross, possibly an Olive Egger. What type of comb does she have? It’s hard to tell if it’s a pea comb or a rose comb.
     
  9. chloeonz

    chloeonz Chirping

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    She ended up getting attacked by a dog and we had to make “the call”, tough choice. We were very sad. We have a couple newbies arriving soon to increase our tiny flock. Please see my latest post for advice. Thank you for all the replies! X
     
  10. cstephens1987

    cstephens1987 Songster

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    Sorry for your loss
     
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