What Breed Of Hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by steve232, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. steve232

    steve232 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me what breed of chicken the hen on the top roosting bar is


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  2. maddog3355

    maddog3355 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatchery stock barred rock is my guess.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That's not a Barred Rock, even hatchery stock, as the ear lobes are white and even hatchery BR's have red ear lobes and a stronger barred pattern.

    It's very hard to see her comb. Having a good comb photo would help. Also the white ear lobes don't match her body type.

    No matter...I think she is a mixed breed either hatchery oops or barnyard mix....background of where you got her would help determine better.

    She might have some Wyandotte if that is a rose comb (better photo would help)...or some Wyandotte in her as her body suggests that.

    My guesses.

    LofMc
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    barnyard mix with barred ancestry.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  6. steve232

    steve232 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok heres what I know about this hen which is not very much. My daughter got her and another hen from a lady near where she lives. The lady said she thought they were both barred rocks...............not. I have no idea where this lady got the chickens from. One of them is without a doubt a cuckoo maran and this hen. I've had her since about mid December and so far no eggs from her but shes a gentle acting chicken other than when a pullet gets too near her lol. Heres what I hope is a better picture. I had to get this picture inside the coop since its raining and she didn't want to be out in the rain.

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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a developing single comb on a young pullet...of mixed breed.
    Still a pretty girl.
    LofMc
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.

    She's a pretty hen!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a mixed breed. Very pretty bird, though!
     
  10. steve232

    steve232 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I too thought she was a mixed breed and based on her body size I thought she may have some wyandotte in her. Hopefully shortly I'll be getting eggs from her. The last two days I have saw her squatting when the dominate hen in the flock pecks at her. Before she would just go the other way.
     

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