What the heck have I brought home? ***picture heavy***

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Back2MyRoots, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A while back I brought home two mystery chicks. Well I'm sure they are hens, but I have no idea what breed they might be (or be crossed with). I'm awfully curious as to what color eggs they may lay? They are 20 weeks old now and still no eggs. Arrianne is the "blond" headed one. Her face has always been awfully pale. Is that normal? Molly is the "brunette". Her face has a good bit of black on it. They both have super tiny combs and wattles. Any info y'all could offer would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They just look like pretty barnyard mix pullets. I would doubt the age, they don't look anywhere close to laying to me. I can't see combs really well, but they look like straight combs. They should be nice brown egg layers.
     
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  3. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. The thing is though, about the age, I have had them pretty much their whole lives, so the age may be off a week or two at the most, but this friday, I will have had them for 16 weeks.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The feather pattern they show is called golden penciled. They may be golden penciled Hamburg mixes. They are both female and neither is ready to start laying yet. Their faces, wattles and combs will turn deep red and get bigger when laying is closer.

    Only a few varieties of chickens lay as early as 20 weeks. An average age for a hen to start laying is 6 months +.
     
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  5. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW...I don't know what breed they are but they are gorgeous! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much! I think they are beautiful too, but I know my opinion is heavily biassed! They are sweet, but shy girls and I can't wait for them to start laying!
     
  7. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know. I had been told when I bought them that they were easter eggers, but as they got a bit older, I figured out that they weren't. I sure was hoping for a blue or green egg!

    The golden penciled Hamburg mix is a start. I'll look that up. Thanks so much!
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    beauties! best of luck with them.
     
  9. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks very much!
     
  10. MrChickenMan

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    Most likely some sort of jungle foul, probably a type of Banty. The yellow headed one definitely looks like one. They both look really good. Hope I have helped.
     

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