What breeds are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alexga, Jan 17, 2016.

  1. alexga

    alexga Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I just started raising backyard chicken weeks ago. It has been so much fun so I kept adding new hens to my flock. :)

    The mistake I made is that I didn't do too much research before buying the chicken and now I'm lost... Could u please help me figure out what breed are these two chickens?

    The first one is about a year old and pretty heavy. She is about the size of a 10 months old red sex links. No eggs yet since joining my family but previous owner said she was laying eggs.

    The second one is about 5 months old and thin. However, she already started laying middle size white-ish eggs.


    Thanks,
    Alex
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  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your first bird is a pretty partridge Rock.

    the second bird is a mixed breed. I think she may have some Leghorn or other high production breeding, that's why she seems skinny to you. Those birds are bred to have small bodies, eat a minimum of food and churn out the eggs.
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I agree first looks like a partridge Rock and second looks like a mix
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    Partridge Rock (top two pics), mixed breed (bottom two pics).
     
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  7. alexga

    alexga Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all you knowledgable folks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Michael OShay

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