What Kind of Hen Do I Have!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NicolleJean, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. NicolleJean

    NicolleJean Out Of The Brooder

    37
    1
    44
    Oct 15, 2016
    South Jersey
    Hi guys! Here is my newest girl. She hasn't laid any eggs yet but I'm told they will be light tan and average sized eggs. Any thoughts on what she could be?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

    6,517
    659
    361
    Jan 13, 2008
    Sun City, California
    Blue sumatra
     
  3. chickenweirdo1

    chickenweirdo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    537
    52
    111
    Mar 23, 2016
    Massachusetts
    My Coop
    Agreed.[​IMG]
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    They're rare, but I'll have to agree, Blue Sumatra.

    Sumatras will actually produce small white eggs. They're pretty poor layers, though.
     
  5. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    728
    136
    141
    Aug 31, 2015
    Near Seattle, WA
    Where did you get her?
     
  6. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    302
    65
    111
    Apr 14, 2015
    Watching Chicken TV...
    I have to agree, blue Sumatra. That's a beautiful breed! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,577
    14,262
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    beautiful coloring - love the blue
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    3,969
    1,318
    219
    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Yep, that's a Blue Sumatra. I've raised Sumatras for over 12 years mostly blacks and some blues. Actually they are a very good layer but they go broody so often its hard to keep them laying. They will lay a small/medium egg and vary from white to light tan colored. They are extremely good broodys and great mothers. If is let mine set they hatch near 100% every time.
     
  9. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Really? So my 50-egg-per-year Summie hen is just special? What luck. :lol:
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2016
  10. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    728
    136
    141
    Aug 31, 2015
    Near Seattle, WA
    Oh jeez.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by