What breed is this gal?

teep

In the Brooder
6 Years
May 16, 2013
23
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Western Slope, Colorado
I got this pullet in with a group of mixed breed layers. They all ended up being really small...like OEG small, with the same build and coloring I would expect from that mix. A couple of them were obviously Silkie mixes. And then there is this gal. She is about 6 months old. BIG bird. Like almost as big as my purebred Salmon Faverolle rooster big. I would put her at over 8 lbs already. With a huge, squishable breast and the coolest personality. Grey legs, floppy comb. She just started laying and they are brown/tan. She was not hand raised, but she will follow me anywhere, just talking away!
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The people I got her from hatch eggs for people and split the hatch, then sell the ones they keep, so she could have came from a multitude of people. I have my pens of purebreds, so having these mixed breeds is like a box of chocolates!
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So....all you chicken experts....what IS this precious gal??!
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
4,093
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Southern Oregon
Coloring is similar to some sex links I've seen with a buff orp roo over barred rock hens, but the leg color is wrong. She's a very pretty hen!
 

Lady of McCamley

Free Ranging
10 Years
Mar 19, 2011
7,507
5,586
522
NW Oregon
Pretty bird...I don't personally see Welsummer in her...she does look like she could have Buff Orpington and then something and possibly something else...definitely a barn yard mix...but those are fun as you get some really unique combinations and generally very healthy and solid laying hens.
Lady of McCamley
 

lilliesanchicks

Songster
6 Years
Feb 14, 2013
476
13
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I agree she looks Orpington could be a buff Orpington over black Orpington. One may never know but as long as you like her guess it does not matter what she is.
 

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