What is she???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wornoutmomto3, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First: a little background. There is a local garden shop/greenhouse that keeps a few hens for sale year round. DH gave me to go ahead to pick up a few layers to add to our mixed flock. So, I grabbed 4 hens; 1 pearl white leghorn, 1 Ancona, 1 RIR, and 1 unknown breed. According to the former owner the unknown hen came from Mcmurray Hatchery in a layer bunch.

    Now: the question. Any idea what breed? No, I have not seen what egg color she lays. She has not yet layed since bringing her home (that I noticed).

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Mixed breed. She has the white skin of an Orpington, but the coloring of a New Hampshire. I doubt very much that she came from Murray McMurray.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's post. She may have been bred from birds that came from Murray McMurray Hatchery.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  5. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a hybrid that here in the UK would be referred to as a Blacktail, which is a light Sussex/RIR cross. Not sure if your hatcheries do that hybrid.

    She's a lovely looking hen. Hope she starts laying for you soon.;
     
  6. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. She is in my layer pen so hopefully I will get eggs soon. Considering her mixed heritage what breed rooster would you recommend crossing her with to keep the feather pattern in the chicks? I wouldn't mind lightening the breast feather a bit, but not much.
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    New Hampshires are pretty darn close, in terms of coloring.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    she is beautiful
     

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