What Kind of Hens do I have?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by biteme2134, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. biteme2134

    biteme2134 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was given 3 new hens and they're about a week into isolation. The lady didn't know what kind they were. I'm pretty sure one is a Rhode Island. The other two (to my eye) seem to have some either Americauna or EE gene in them. She said they all lay brown eggs (which they haven't continued yet after losing their companion to a dog and now moving to my house). Not the best pictures I know as they're still skittish. The second picture has what I think is the Rhode Island on the right. The other three have the two different ones. Their speckled backs is what's throwing me off. I think the third picture gives the best detail on the back coloring.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Perhaps Partridge Rocks and a production red.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that you have two Partridge Rocks or partridge rock mixes, and a Production Red (hatchery quality Rhode Island Red).
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have two Partridge Rocks and a Production Red.
     
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  5. biteme2134

    biteme2134 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I knew you guys would figure it out. I'd never heard of a partridge rock! We have light brahma, orphingtons, barred rocks, leg horns, and another red BUT I'd never heard of a partridge rock. Thanks!
     

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