What breed is my white/blonde hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AvaPrentice, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. AvaPrentice

    AvaPrentice In the Brooder

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    Hi there,
    Last week I bought a white/blonde hen. She's a little smaller than a Rhode Island Red but much bigger than a bantam. Also I've got a couple of chicks I'd like to know the breed of. I bought them with the hen but I think they're about a week and a half old. DSC_0051.JPG Any help is greatly appreciated!

    (Appoligies for the state of the roof, I'm fixing it this weekend) DSC_0049.JPG DSC_0048.JPG received_1601246759912457.jpeg DSC_0070.JPG _20180322_194925.JPG received_1601246759912457.jpeg
     
  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    Not sure what she is but I think you have soem barred rocks and austrolorps but I’m not sure on all.She seems sweet and friendly though,is she mothering the chicks?
     
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  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Hen is a crossbred. Chicks are likely crossbreds and very likely hers.
     
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  4. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Parfait Party

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    It looks like a very faded out Buff Orpington, with a bad case of scaly leg mites. :(
     
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  5. AvaPrentice

    AvaPrentice In the Brooder

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    She is mothering the chicks. She's a great mum. The chicks were sold to me as copper black marans and pekins but some of them have bobbles on their head. I'm no expert but even I can work out that there are at least three different breeds there. What do you think this one in the photo could be? IMG_20180322_183604_039.jpg
     
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Crossbreed hen. Chicks look to be crossbreed as well. Maybe Polish.
     
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  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I’m not sure but you may wanna find smaller fencing,she looks like she can split right through that whole which would probably end up in a disaster if you what I mean.
    But the chick will have feathers on her head.
     
  8. AvaPrentice

    AvaPrentice In the Brooder

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    Her legs do look terrible I noticed today but I only just bought her. What can I do to help her legs? She's not too keen on me going near her yet but I am building up her trust? Do you think she's in any pain?
    I don't really know anything but chicken diseases or prevention but I don't want them to be in any pain or discumfort.
     
  9. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    If she has never been treated then she probably is in pain.Soak the legs in Epsom salt or dish water liquid washing the feet then rub Vaseline on them.I treat my hens each summer or spring for this,seems to keep coming back.However a healthy hen can keep them at a stand.
     
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  10. AvaPrentice

    AvaPrentice In the Brooder

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    Smaller fencing is another project for this weekend. I went to an auction with the intention of buying adult birds so I was not prepared for chicks, which meant a drive to the pet shop when I got back.
     

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