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What breed is this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sweetpeasmom, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. sweetpeasmom

    sweetpeasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Someone gave me 25 chickens this past spring. I was just curious at to what breed they might be. If anyone has any suggestions let me know thanks.[​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Could be a light Sussex. Are the legs feathered? The single comb would indicate either a Lt. Sussex or a Columbian Rock to me, if the legs are clean. Feathered legs would indicate a Lt Brahma with the wrong comb type or a cross.
     
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  3. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a columbian rock because of the bright yellow beak. A sussex would have a light beak with shorn coloration.
     
  4. sweetpeasmom

    sweetpeasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I had thought maybe columbian rock. I have pictures of roosters too but I can't get them to upload for some reason. This particular hen has a few feathers on her legs the rest of the hen do not. The roosters are awesome if I could get the pictures of them up. Thanks
     
  5. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With feathered legs, I'd guess a Lt. Brahma X Delaware cross. I say it's part Delaware because the neck lacing looks like it is broken up into barring at the top. I've seen a lot of Columbian Rock X Delaware mixe females with neck markings like that.... Pure Columbians don't usually have that. Pretty little mixed hen. Do any of the males have barring in their tails at all?
     
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  6. mksenoj

    mksenoj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with seriousbill
     

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