What breeds are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by floridamel, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. floridamel

    floridamel Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what breeds these are? These are both hens. To get some idea of the size, the red one is significantly smaller than my RIRs, and the gray one is barely bigger than a pigeon. Thanks!

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Gray one is a Blue Andalusian. Possibly even a bantam Blue Andalusian.

    Red one is a production red/mutt. That or a really poor representative of a New Hampshire.
     
  3. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely mixes.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red one looks like a hatchery-quality New Hampshire, and the grey one looks like a Blue Andalusion, possibly a bantam Blue Andulusion? (I've never heard of this breed coming in bantam... [​IMG])
     
  5. floridamel

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    If it helps distinguish between a New Hampshire Red and Production Red, the red one is significantly lighter in color than my RIRs (it was pretty cloudy out, so she looks darker in the pic than she really is). The gray one is really, really small - the picture doesn't make her size obvious. Before I saw her, I didn't even know chickens came so small. I'm not exaggerating when I say she is barely larger than a pigeon.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    She might be a blue dutch bantam.
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Where did you get them?

    The red one is definitely not a NHR..
     
  8. floridamel

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    They belong to my mother in law, she got them at farmer's markets.
     
  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Quote:What did they tell her they were? Honestly I have a frizzle that is not the pure Red the hatchery told me she was, but I love her just the same and that's all that matters to me. I couldn't love her more if she were 100% red.

    Enjoy them they don't last that long

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  10. floridamel

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    They didn't tell her. She doesn't really care so much which breed they are, but I am curious because I really like them. The red one has a perfect temperament - very calm and quiet, not aggressive, but also not too shy.
     

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