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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heby, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. heby

    heby Chirping

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    Does anyone have a guess as to the breed of this hen & why her comb falls over? We were given around 10 hens & some have floppy combs & some dont. I have another hen that looks almost identical to this one but has a smaller comb that doesnt flap. Thanks for your help.
     

  2. Johnn

    Johnn Crowing

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    Meby a RIR mix....
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    x2
     
  4. heby

    heby Chirping

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    What does x2 mean? Sorry I'm a novice at chickens. Also do u know why her comb would be hanging & flops so far over?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    x2 basically means I agree with the post above me. Like saying ditto.

    Some hens just have big floppy combs. Usually it's seen in larger combed breeds like leghorns, Andalusians, etc. it's not really common in red birds, and she really doesn't look like she has any leghorn blood in her. She looks like a hatchery Rhode Island red or a production red, which is basically a hatchery generic red bird who lays up a storm but isn't exactly a Rhode Island or a New Hampshire.

    And she's a girl, large comb or not! Actually, a floppy comp is usually a sign of a hen, roosters combs stand up straight no matter how huge they get.

    She's a pretty, healthy looking hen!
     
  6. heby

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    Gotcha. Thank you. I have 10 hens & have no idea what any of them are. They are all good layers it seems. How do u know if they have leghorn in them? I have 3 young hens that are what I call roadrunners cause hats what they look like. Small oval bodies & long legs. I was told they may be game hens but im not sure what that means. Also a beautiful small solid white hen. She is short but best one of them all. Very friendly. I'm trying to learn more & read lots. I love my chickens.
     

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