What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ch1719, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. ch1719

    ch1719 New Egg

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    We have four hens, all different breeds. This one is much slower and more cautious than the rest. Thanks in advance![​IMG]

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Mixed breed. Looks like potentially an Easter Egger/Buff Orpington cross.
     
  3. ch1719

    ch1719 New Egg

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    Much appreciated. What leads you to believe it's not pure Buff Orpington?
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    She has a pea comb, some black stippling in the hackle, some off coloring throughout the breast and back, and I can't tell 100% from this angle but I think she has a very slight beard/ear muffs.
     
  5. ch1719

    ch1719 New Egg

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    Got it. Well whatever it is, it's the only hen we own that we have to keep trimming its nails. The other three nails stay short; this one's gets extremely long very quickly.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Since you mentioned the nails, I notice that the skin on her legs and feet doesn't exactly look normal. It looks like she may have scaly leg mites.
     
  7. ch1719

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    Scaly leg mites? How do I get rid of those??
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha & also that she has scaly leg mites
     

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