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What breed is my hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smoothmule, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I consider my flock to be mixed but some may be purebred since I got them as adults. I really have no idea.
    My friend told me she thought some of the hens were purbred so here is one I'd like an opinion on.....if the link works

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  2. Mrs MIA

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    Hmmm... looks similar to one I had, and I think I figured it to be a partridge rock. Sure has pretty feathering!
     
  3. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, she does look like a partridge rock, the only difference I can see from the one's I looked up was that she is shorter, more plump and she has feathered legs so she must be a crossbred, maybe a rock and cochin cross?
     
  4. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Why do people answer a question when they don't actually know the answer?
    She's a Partridge Cochin!
     
  5. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :eek: Oh! Thanks so much. She's such a nice hen too. The flock my son brought her home from belonged to some of his friends who moved and didn't have a place for them so we took them all. I'll post some of the others, there aren't many, but they were probably all purebreds. I just don't know the breeds.
     
  6. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is another hen, I named her Pansy and she's so cute and small. The photo doesn't show her legs but they are feathered. She's definitely a bantam, possibly cochin too?
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  7. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Diamond and she is a real jewel. She's some sort of game hen, I was told. She's tamed a lot since she came to live with us and will hop up on anything to be hand fed and follows me everywhere. She will even hop over and sit on my arm like a parrot to be hand fed and likes to be petted. She knows her name and I can call out to her from any distance and her littel head pops up and she starts running to me. She will fly/hop straight up to take food from my hand.

    Are there different breeds of game chickens?

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  8. Mrs MIA

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    Quote:Because even though we might not know it all, we try to help and learn in the process... It's the nice and neighborly thing to do. No need to be rude. And I DID have the color right, though I didn't notice the cochin until you mentioned it.
    Sorry Smoothmule...it was not my intention to steer you wrong... [​IMG]


    And sorry... I don't know what the last ones are, so I'm not going to say anything. [​IMG]
     
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  9. smoothmule

    smoothmule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem, I enjoyed looking the breed up anyway.
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  10. ascott1978

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    Quote:She looks like my Brown Leghorn. I've suspect mine was a cross, she looks the same.
     

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