What breeds are my hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Krah24, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Krah24

    Krah24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two hens, they are the same in coloring except one is shorter, fluffier looking and has feathers on her feet.

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    I think someone told me once that she is a silver laced wyndotte but I'm not sure.

    Here is the other one:
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    You can sort of see her feet feathers in the first pic.
    And her tail feathers fan out unlike the other hen who's tail feathers just kind of stick up and don't seem as fluffy.
    Thanks! :)
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your first one is a Silver-Laced Wyandotte, and your second one appears to be a Silver-Laced Cochin. Both beautiful birds!
     
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  3. Krah24

    Krah24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
    They really are! :)
    My first can be a little aggressive at times but we love having her around anyway!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    First is a silver laced Wyandotte, second is a silver laced cochin. Good on you for seeing the difference in body type! They also have different combs.
     
  5. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking the second one was a brahma

    edit-nevermind, ignore me I didn't pay close enough attention to the comb
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    straight comb = cochin
     
  7. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha I just corrected myself
     
  8. Krah24

    Krah24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes

    Yes I noticed the difference in the combs too!
    :)
     
  9. Krah24

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    They do

    They do look like similar birds though! :)
    But hey you just taught me a new bird!
    I am after all a newb! :)
     
  10. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I've learned so many new birds off this site. I've only recently bought a brahma so I did a bunch of research on it and now I guess it's on my mind and that's why I jumped to conclusions.
     

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