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What breed is this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MollyAngel, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. MollyAngel

    MollyAngel Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Lady. We got her from mypetchicken's brown egg layers pack. I previously thought she was a Buff Orpington but now I am questioning that statement. If anyone knows, please respond. Thanks!
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  2. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    IDK Maybe a New Hampshire Red?
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That chicken in the second picture is a rooster, if I'm seeing those saddle feathers correctly. I'd call him a Buff Orpington.
     
  4. MollyAngel

    MollyAngel Out Of The Brooder

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    She can't be a rooster- she lays eggs. But she does have a strange habit of jumping on one of the other hens backs and yanking on the skin of her head. I don't know.
     
  5. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like my New Hampshire Red.
    Ive been told she is a rooster as well,lol.
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    She looks like a Buff Orpington to me - white legs, buff color. Why do you think she's not one?
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the body is wrong for a bo but if its hatchery quelty then she very well could be a bo

    these are bo roosters
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    these are bo hens
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  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    colors not right for a new ham either
     
  9. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hatchery quality Buff Orpington. New Hampshires are more chestnut brown/buff, and do not have white legs.
     
  10. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely a BO, your chicken has pink legs, a single, comb, and is buff in color!
     

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