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What breed is this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by skullgrrrl, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given this large standard hen from a mixed flock. Can anyone tell me what breed(s) she is? She's blue, single comb, lightly feathered yellow legs, clean feet. She lays a large size medium brown egg. Thanks



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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is very beautiful.
    She looks like a mix but could be a mix between a blue andalusian
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    This hen is a blue Jersey giant she could be that since you said she lays medium brown eggs.
     
  3. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Andalusians are more upright and slim and Jersey Giants bigger. I'm leaning toward Blue Orpington x. She's got the boxy body of an Orpington.
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She does maybe a lavender orpington mix?
     
  5. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boom Chicka Pop - I think she's too grey to be a lavender, she's definitely blue. She's got lightly feathered feet so I think she's a Blue Cochin x (not so fluffy and not such feathered feet).
     
  6. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    She's Blue not Self Blue ["Lavender"], if she was Self Blue she would not have lacing.

    @skullgrrrl
    Are you outside the U.S.? If so she could be a hybrid layer called a Bluebell. Bluebells are a Blue Marans x Rhode Island Red cross and lay a good many "pinkish brown" to brown eggs.
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    With those yellow legs, there is no Andalusian, Orpington, or Marans in her. Probably a Cochin mix.
     
  8. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Leg color can change by back crossing to a R.I. Red.
    A F1 Bluebell would have Slate legs but breeding back to a R.I. Red will change the leg color.
     
  9. skullgrrrl

    skullgrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Canada on the Pacific Coast.
     
  10. Rhodebar Lover

    Rhodebar Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a mixed breed, probably part Cochin.
     

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