Your Hens! In Order of Dominance

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Poop Cleaner, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. Ameraucana

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  2. Ancona

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  3. Andalusian

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  4. Australorp

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  5. Brahma

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  6. Chantelcleer

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  7. Cochin

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  8. Cornish

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  9. Delaware

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  10. Dominique

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  11. Dorking

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  12. Easter Egger

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  13. Faverolle

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  14. Java

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  15. Jersey Giant

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  16. Legbar

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  17. Leghorn

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  18. Maran

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  19. Modern Game

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  20. New Hampshire Red

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  21. Orpington

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  22. Plymouth Rock

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  23. Polish

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  24. Rhode Island Red

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  25. Russian Orloff

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  26. Sicilian Buttercup

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  27. Sex Link

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  28. Sussex

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  29. Welsummer

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  30. Wyandotte

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  1. Poop Cleaner

    Poop Cleaner Out Of The Brooder

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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
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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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.
     
  3. blumenmadchen

    blumenmadchen Out Of The Brooder

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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 [​IMG]
     
  4. Poop Cleaner

    Poop Cleaner Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
     
  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They are nice, they just command respect, otherwise you get a peck.
     
  6. MummaFluffles

    MummaFluffles Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  7. Violetsfeathers

    Violetsfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  8. Poop Cleaner

    Poop Cleaner Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  9. BY Bob

    BY Bob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 Daisy. White Leghorn
    2 Patsy Cline. RIR mix
    3 Lilly. RIR mix
     

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