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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by backyardmenagerie, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A farmer nearby was "retiring" her 3 year old laying flock, and offered me a great deal! So I got one of every color [​IMG]
    I can identify most of them, but there are 3 that have me stumped.
    (Please excuse my cheap camera pictures, and the mess in the background)
    The first one is the rooster, which she threw in for free. I'm thinking blue wheaten Ameraucana, but I'm no chicken expert, and he may just be an EE.
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    The first hen:
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    The second hen (which I can tell is partridge colored, but that's the extent of my identifying abilities):
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    And if you can tell me what characteristics led you to your conclusion, that would be great!
     
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  2. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone? Please? [​IMG]
     
  3. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #3 is an EE what color does she lay? I think #1 is EE also #2 A PRODUCTION RED OR DELEWARE RED GOOD LUCK
     
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    1-EE
    2-Prpudction red
    3-EE
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think the 3rd one looks like an EE.

    I'm going to say
    1. EE
    2. New Hampshire Red
    3. She looks like a game breed, not sure which one though.
     
  6. backyardmenagerie

    backyardmenagerie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input! So the rooster is definitely an EE. Good to know!
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    GypsyChic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the red pullet/hen and her comb, she's looks like she may be part Buckeye? I have a few, and her head shape and eye color/body look a lot like my young pullets [​IMG] Just a thought??!!
     
  9. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    I would say the roo is an EE for sure.
    The other two are some type of crosses.
    The first hen looks too light to be any type of production red and is for sure not a pure New Hampshire.
    I can't tell for sure but does she have feathers on her legs? If so she might have some Wheaten Marans in her but she is not pure.
    Number two hen looks a little like a game but is too blocky so she isn't pure either.
    Just my opinion of course.
     
  10. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I agree, I just figured that she was a hatchery quality NHR. But a mix is certainly a possibility.
     

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