What breed is my girl Henrietta?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mustangpattie, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. mustangpattie

    mustangpattie Out Of The Brooder

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    She came in a group from TSC. Her nest mates were Black Australorps and Red Stars. She has a beautiful personality.[​IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She appears to be a Pioneer (they are also marketed by some hatcheries under the label, Dixie Rainbow).
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree - Michael really knows chickens
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Mixed breed --it could be a "Pioneer"--I don't keep track of mixes hatcheries do. I'm a believer in keeping purebreds.
     
  5. mustangpattie

    mustangpattie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Michael. Wasn't sure she is quite a bit larger than the Red Stars.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Pioneers (Dixie Rainbows) are meat birds (which is why she is larger) bred to develop a little more slowly than Cornish cross but without the health problems.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. mustangpattie

    mustangpattie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I have been reading the forums and trying to learn as much as possible. Finally joined up and away I go.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  10. UberchicRanch

    UberchicRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It definitely appears to be a Pioneer Chicken hen, however the red in it does seem to be a bit lighter than usual. There's a chance this is a cross. It does not, however, appear to be a Red Star. They typically have more white in them. The reality is there are so many breeds that could cross with i.e. Rhode Island Reds that can give this look. I wouldn't be surprised if it is a RIR / Columbian mix, for example. Again, hard to say but definitely enjoyed the challenge!
     
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