Your Hens! In Order of Dominance

What is the breed of your Head Hen?

  • Ameraucana

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Ancona

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Andalusian

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Australorp

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Brahma

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chantelcleer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cochin

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cornish

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Delaware

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Dominique

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Dorking

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Easter Egger

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Faverolle

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Java

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Jersey Giant

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Legbar

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Leghorn

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Maran

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Modern Game

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • New Hampshire Red

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Orpington

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • Plymouth Rock

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Polish

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Rhode Island Red

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Russian Orloff

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sicilian Buttercup

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sex Link

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sussex

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Welsummer

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Wyandotte

    Votes: 2 20.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Poop Cleaner

In the Brooder
Dec 13, 2015
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I thought it would be fun to see which breed was the most common lead hen in a flock. So lets start one listing all your hens in your flock, in order of dominance, starting with the lead hen. It might be worth mentioning where your rooster(s) stand in the flock, too.

Let me know if any breeds need to be added!

I will start:

Hens, in order of dominance.

1 Domnique (Head Hen)
1 RIR
1 Barred Rock
1 Buff Orpington
2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas
1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger
1 Brown Easter Egger
1 Black Sex Link
1 Black Australorp

Roosters: None yet
 
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oldhenlikesdogs

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Premium Feather Member
5 Years
Jul 16, 2015
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I'm not listing all my chickens, too many, my dominant rooster is my oldest a buff Orpington, and my dominant hen is my oldest hen a buff Orpington, the rooster is dominant over everyone.
 

blumenmadchen

In the Brooder
Jul 4, 2015
85
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No rooster. My lead hen is usually my Buff Orpington (Peepers), next comes an Easter Egger (Brownie) and last is another Easter Egger (Stripers). Although sometimes it seems that Brownie is on the top of the ladder. The only thing that is for sure is Stripers on the bottom. She's awesome, but always last to the party
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Poop Cleaner

In the Brooder
Dec 13, 2015
147
3
43
California
Interesting! I did not know Buff Orpingtons are actually a dominant breed. Most of what I read about them is that they are very docile and nice.
 

MummaFluffles

In the Brooder
Dec 6, 2015
14
8
26
STRATFORD NSW Australia
Mine is Big Mumma (australorp), then lil mumma (another audtralorp), then is my roo, Barny (Barnavelda), then i have my Iza, Chicken Little and her bestie, Penny, another Iza. Bottom rungs are the youngest, Jasmin (arucana), Lady (blue duccle) and i have a loner... my poor Rosie, she is an odd looking barnavelda/iza cross. She has such a skittish but sweet nature though. LOVES to snuggle...but you have to catch her first... lol
 

Violetsfeathers

Songster
Feb 22, 2015
2,228
328
196
Minnesota
My Coop
My Coop
Mine pecking order is
Roo Pumpkin Buff Brahma Bantam
Marshmallow- white cochin bantam
Scarlett- black australorp
Biker Chick- white & black polish Bantam
Peaches
Maple
Peanut - all buff brahma bantams
Dot- mottled Cochin bantam
Spice
Acorn- both Mille fleurs
Muffin- pathetic scraggly looking thing, she's kinda an outsider, never layed an egg, she's almost 2 and she's a Quail Antwerp Belgian bantam D'Uccle
 

Poop Cleaner

In the Brooder
Dec 13, 2015
147
3
43
California
 I thought it would be fun to see which breed was the most common lead hen in a flock. So lets start one listing all your hens in your flock, in order of dominance, starting with the lead hen. It might be worth mentioning where your rooster(s) stand in the flock, too.

Let me know if any breeds need to be added!

I will start:

Hens, in order of dominance.

[COLOR=333333]1 Domnique (Head Hen)[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 RIR[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Barred Rock[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Buff Orpington[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Brown Easter Egger[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Black Sex Link[/COLOR]
[COLOR=333333]1 Black Australorp[/COLOR]

[COLOR=333333]Roosters: None yet[/COLOR]


Have to update. Some certain ones have been climbing the hierarchy! Also I have realized the Australorp may be an Andalusian.

1 Domnique (Head Hen)
1 RIR
1 Barred Rock
1 Buff Orpington
1 Brown Easter Egger
1 Black Andalusian
2 Blue wheaton Ameraucanas
1 Black/White Splash Easter Egger
1 Black Sex Link
 

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