What breed is Rosie?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by IrishGypsie, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. IrishGypsie

    IrishGypsie Hatching

    Aug 25, 2013
    We got Rosie as a days old chick in April, from a bin containing Delawares and several other breeds. We wanted a Delaware because we didn't have any white chickens in our flock. So I scooped up a fuzzy yellow fluff that became Rosie. Only as she grew it became very obvious that she's not a Delaware from her coloring and body shape. In fact, Rosie is an ideal name for her because she's so rosy colored. Funny how that works sometimes. Anyway, we have no idea what breed she actually is. She's not a Star or a Rhode Island Red (we have some of those and she looks different) and I think she's too big now to be a Cornish Bantam, which is what I thought she was up to now. Here are some pics I just took. Can anyone identify her?




  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    She's a bit mixed. She may have been intended to be a production red and "threw back" to something in her heritage. Or, she's just a mix. Don't tell her, though, as she'll never know or care.
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    I agree with Fred's Hens....she a good looker - that's for sure!
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Yep...a mixture of this and that...probably some RIR or NH in her...and will be a great layer and hardy...my mutts always are.
    Lady of McCamley
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    If you called the hatchery, they'd probably say she's a New Hampshire. I'm of the mind she's a pretty red hen who looks like she'll lay nice brown eggs.

  6. walkingcrow3

    walkingcrow3 Chirping

    Jan 30, 2013
    Well I have found that trying to trust in the place that my local feed mill orders their chicks from is just very unreliable. I went a bit nuts this year and took home 6 barred rocks, since I purchased 6 they gave me one for free. I picked it out because of a larger head spot. Turned out to be a cross, turned out to be in my favor as she is a gorgeous hen. Here is a picture of her.
    I called her oddball and I believe she is a barred rock/cuckoo marans cross as her legs are very pale white/pink.
    I also purchased 5 silkie chicks that were supposed to be splash and of course they were all white, supposed to be all pullets, I have one pullet possibly two out of that one.

    All I am saying is that you never know what your gonna get sometime and the store probably trusts in what is sent to them by the hatchery. Some look so similar as chicks it is so hard to tell. Your hen looks like a cross to me and a really pretty one too.
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Your oddball is sure a pretty thing!

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