What breeds are these?

Anna Ranieri

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These are two of my girls which I believe may very well be mixed breeds, however if possible I would very much like to know which breed/breeds they are

Forgot to mention, Pedro's wings are clipped her flight feathers are black, exact same colour as her tail feathers. Also Jellybean lays olive colour eggs and Pedro lays the standard light brown colour eggs.

Pedro - 31wks
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Jellybean - 30wks
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Sneebsey

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Whereabouts did you source these, Anna. They're both gorgeous but are very mixed. My guess would be that they are from a large free-breeding, generational flock such as my own. I doubt that the parents are pure breed; Jellybean has barring like a Legbar, but a pea comb like a Tailed Araucana. Jellybean is silver, Pedro red. Both have Colombian. If the parents are mixed breeds, these two could easily be full sisters, regardless of their differences.
 

Anna Ranieri

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Whereabouts did you source these, Anna. They're both gorgeous but are very mixed. My guess would be that they are from a large free-breeding, generational flock such as my own. I doubt that the parents are pure breed; Jellybean has barring like a Legbar, but a pea comb like a Tailed Araucana. Jellybean is silver, Pedro red. Both have Colombian. If the parents are mixed breeds, these two could easily be full sisters, regardless of their differences.
:goodpost:Thank you so much! All of this makes so much sense. We bought these from Easton farm park in Suffolk, we took my grandson there for a day out and one of the features of the park is that the kids get to collect eggs and hold a chick which has been hatched in incubator (we held Pedro and ended up buying her). From what I can remember there where 30+ hens majority were red and two cockerels which I didn't get a good look at but do remember them being very light in colour, mostly white/cream, there were also guinea fowl sharing the same run, along with ex-battery and rescue hens. in the "nursery" the chicks and ducklings are mixed, there are three sections, first section up to one week old, second section was one to three weeks old and the third section was three to five weeks old, Pedro came from the second section(1-3 weeks old) we got Jellybean five days later, she was in the second section (1-3 weeks) but she wasn't in there when we bought Pedro so we assume she was in the first section at that time. The farm park manager told us at the time that all their chickens are Rhode Island Red hybrids but other than Pedro's colour I am yet to find any similarities between RIR's and my girls :confused:
 

Sneebsey

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The birds you describe from the farm park could well be red sex links; red hens and light cockerels would fit with that, and they could easily produce birds like Pedro. Jellybean is likely some kind of mix of the above with some Araucana or Legbar thrown in. Both ought to be good layers and as I say, are beauties.
 

Anna Ranieri

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Jun 6, 2018
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Suffolk, England, UK
The birds you describe from the farm park could well be red sex links; red hens and light cockerels would fit with that, and they could easily produce birds like Pedro. Jellybean is likely some kind of mix of the above with some Araucana or Legbar thrown in. Both ought to be good layers and as I say, are beauties.
Thank you! They only started laying a little over a week ago, both started on the same day and have laid everyday bar one - I have a Light Sussex who lays everyday too. Pedro is the smaller of the three but she lays the biggest eggs of the three. I have four chickens in total but my Buff Orpinton is only 15 weeks so hasn't started laying yet. They have plenty of nest space but all insist on laying in the same nest box so often one will be in the nest box while the other two cluck their heads off telling her to hurry lol. All four have wonderful characters and personalities, I love them dearly :)
 

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