What breed is this Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nickeyo, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, first of there are 7 pics of chickens i want to know about the breed, five are my own and then there is a chicken which im just fascinated by:

    BTW all the hens bar the bottom one are from a battery farm

    My hen, posh,
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    Miffy, (on the left)
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    Mellon
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    Buffy
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    Peckers
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    these are the random chickens im fascinated by:

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  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Yours are the like Warren, Goldline time which are in Battery cages. And the second last one i think is some sort of game hen, not sure about the last one...
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Johnn is right. The gold/white hens are commercial hens, no breed at all. Commercial hens are mixes, hybrids, specially cross bred to be good layers and withstand confinement.
     
  4. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    They will probablies be RIR x Light Sussex.
     
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Except that commercial strains are usually 4 way crosses. But, yes, somewhere in their mixed heritage is very likely some Rhode Island Red and Sussex, if they're from a European based poultry genetics company.

    These birds are also sold in the US as Gold Sex Links or Red Sex Links and often given fuzzy sounding names to help market them such as Cinnamon Queen, Golden Comets, Red Stars, etc.
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last 2 chickens are likely some type of American Game
     
  7. mohawkbrian

    mohawkbrian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last two are both american game
     
  8. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok thanks, my ex bats are all english seeing as i live here in england
     
  9. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Ooo you never said they were ex batts!, i have some! see they are the same as yours:
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  10. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    here are some pics of mine when I just got them

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