What breed is this hen?

brandy21410

Songster
Feb 26, 2016
216
12
101
Apple Valley (high desert) , Ca
My mom just bought some chickens and we were hoping to figure out what breed they are? If any mone has any idea it would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
400

400

400
 

JaeG

Crossing the Road
6 Years
Sep 29, 2014
7,681
22,161
941
New Zealand
She looks like a blue Australorp perhaps. Has she laid any eggs for you yet as that could help narrow it down.
 
Last edited:

Gray Farms

Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock
5 Years
Apr 11, 2016
14,349
19,099
647
NW Missouri
A large blue hen with no other characteristics is going to be hard to narrow down exactly. I'll vote Australorp as well. Nothing else is coming to mind "other than maybe a Jersey Giant, but that doesn't look right either". Though her legs are lighter than they should be for an Australorp.
 

donrae

Hopelessly Addicted
Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Jun 18, 2010
31,453
4,043
581
Southern Oregon
I'm thinking mixed breed. No specific breed jumps out when I look at her. She's a nice blue Barnyard Mix is my guess.
 

brandy21410

Songster
Feb 26, 2016
216
12
101
Apple Valley (high desert) , Ca
A large blue hen with no other characteristics is going to be hard to narrow down exactly. I'll vote Australorp as well. Nothing else is coming to mind "other than maybe a Jersey Giant, but that doesn't look right either".  Though her legs are lighter than they should be for an Australorp.

Thank u for the info, and I think ur right she doesnt quite fut the characteristics of any particular breed so.. I hope she is a good brooder because I want to breed her.
 

drumstick diva

Still crazy after all these years.
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
Aug 26, 2009
137,562
259,697
2,027
Out to pasture
Is she starting to molt or have some rooster damage? I'm trying to figure out how old she may be - looking kind of rough otherwise. I think blue Australorp also
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom