What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bandit-268, Sep 6, 2015.

  1. Bandit-268

    Bandit-268 Out Of The Brooder

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    So some lady at my moms work got eggs from a farmer down the road for her kids to hatch out chicks. Well things came up and they couldn't keep them so I took them. 4 of the 6 turned out to be roosters and I can't keep roosters where I live so i had to get rid for them. At first I thought these 2 were speckled Sussex but now I'm not so sure. Does anyone know what kind of chickens these are?[​IMG]
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  2. do you have pictures?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They look like mixed breeds. Maybe a Sussex crossed with a Welsummer.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're mixed breed hens. could be a mix of something Red and something partridge or black breasted red, some wild-type coloring. Either way, they're both hens and look like they should be nice layers of brown eggs for you [​IMG]
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. :eek:)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like mixed breeds, possibly with Partridge Rock in them.
     
  7. Bandit-268

    Bandit-268 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well good, that's what I have them for to lay some nice eggs!:) however I say they are about 21 weeks old and I have no eggs from them, and no eggs from my bantam who are 22 weeks now
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They look like they still have a bit more developing to do before they are ready to lay eggs. It may be another month or so.
     
  9. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may still be a bit young. 6 months is average. Some lay younger, but many lay older. The closer the time comes, the harder it is to wait.
     
  10. Bandit-268

    Bandit-268 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah you're prolly right, just been use to all my birds laying at like week 18, one of my hens laid at 16 weeks before so I'm just use to earlier laying hens
     

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