What kind of chickens are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jpmcgovern, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. jpmcgovern

    jpmcgovern New Egg

    Oct 18, 2015
    We just got three new chickens and we need help with identification
    1: appears it could be a lavender Orpington: lavender/silver color, very large (6+lbs?), brown eggs, silver legs, 4 toes, dark beak and very red single comb, very fluffy.

    2: Appears it could be a leghorn?: white with a tiny speckles of black, smaller sized (maybe 3lbs?), yellow legs, 4 toes, large white eggs, single floppy comb, yellow beak.

    3: at a loss on this one...sultan, Easter Egger?: pure white, walnut comb, white legs with light feathering on shank and a little on feet, 5 toes, lavender/silver skin on the outside/underside of eyes, silver/white beak, white puffy feather crest, med size (about 3lbs?)... Sultan, right? But she lays light green eggs almost every day! Maybe an Ameraucana/sultan mix?
    Sorry for the terrible pictures but any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 22, 2011
    First would be a lavebder orp second would be a leghorn third is a white sultan
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Lebanon Ohio
    the third is a cross between likely a sultan and an easter egger. Definitely a cross though, cause of the green eggs. Otherwise I agree
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Sorry, but I don't see Orpington at all on that first bird. You need to look at body shape before all else. Orpingtons are described as fluffy basketballs. they're very rounded birds, this bird had a more upright build. She's also got a ton more comb than most Orps, they're a pretty small combed breed. That said, I'm really not sure what she is. That comb and upright build make me think Mediterranean influence, but beyond that I got nothing.

    the second bird looks like a Leghorn based hybrid, marketed under different names.

    The third bird could easily be sultan x Ameraucana or EE. Or depending on how many generations of mixing were involved, the extra characteristics could have come from a silkie parent. Breeding silkies to white skinned birds (Ameraucana) could easily breed out the dark skin in just a few generations.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado

    I agree.... The first one doesn't look like a Lav Orp....

    Could she be a Blue Andalusian? Looks like my Blue roo, but less roo-y lol ;)
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2015

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