What is this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cliff4504, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Cliff4504

    Cliff4504 In the Brooder

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    It sort of looks like a silver gray dorking, but clearly has 4 toes. Anyone have an idea?
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    She looks like a Phoenix to me...
     
  3. Varner flock

    Varner flock In the Brooder

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    The feather coloring looks a lot like our Brown Leghorns, Leghorns also have a bit bigger tail than usual for a hen. The yellow shanks are also a characteristic in Leghorns. If they are Leghorns, they will start to develop a larger comb that will lay to one side(in hens).
     
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  4. lightchick

    lightchick Crowing

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    x2 I changed my mind. Now I think she's a Brown Leghorn. The yellow legs fit better...
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    If were talking about the one in back with the Silver Hackles then it looks closer to a Silver Leghorn.
     
  6. Cliff4504

    Cliff4504 In the Brooder

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    Yeah you guys nailed it I think. Thank you!

    My ornamental layer collection from McMurray is all identified now.

    My flock:
    1 Golden laced polish Rooster.
    2 Silver leghorn hens
    3 Easter egger hens
    1 Dominique hen
    1 Phoenix hen
    2 Game hens
    1 Golden laced Wyandotte
    2 Lakenvelders
    2 Egyptian Fayoumis

    Maybe I can get some crazy cross breeds to hatch next spring.
     
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