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#66275 - 03/03/08 06:02 PM What Type of Chickens are These?
P. Smith1340 Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Oregon
Anyone want to take a guess as to what kind of chickens I have? I know the all white hen is a type of bantam because she's going to be quite a bit smaller than the other two. confused

http://picasaweb.google.com/SmithP1340/Chickens02?authkey=BaPuHmxzmcI

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#66276 - 03/04/08 05:00 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
Fleta Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
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the one has feathers on her legs and could be Brahma and the all white could be a leghorn. the Braham is a large bird even in the bantam class so she would make the leghorn look small. the full grown leghorn in standrad size should weigh 4 pound.
The black and white could be a spangle Hamburg. Did you buy these chicks from a hatchery or from a private dealer?
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#66277 - 03/04/08 05:09 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
P. Smith1340 Offline
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Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Oregon
Well, they all came from my mom, who got them at an auction, so I really have no idea what breed or mix of breeds they are. The all white hens' comb is kind of flopped over, which is why I was trying to find out what everyone thought they might be, so I can research if that's normal or a sign of sickness.

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#66278 - 03/04/08 09:35 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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I think the male (the one with the large comb) is a deleware or Brahma cross with a Leghorn type bird. Hard to tell because I can't find a pick that shows it's legs. I'm thinking Leghorn also with the white, but I can't find a good body picture. Is there a way you can get pictures of each individual bird?

Flopped over combs usually aren't sickness (I posted a question about that awhile back). Especially in leghorns. Do you happen to know how old they are? They look like pullets and a cockerel to me. If that's the case, you may have more than one that's a bantam bird.

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#66279 - 03/04/08 04:11 PM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
P. Smith1340 Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/28/08
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Loc: Oregon
They're all 6 months old or less. I'll try and get individual pics posted up of them. The rooster found a new home at the feed store, so I'm not worried about him smile

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#66280 - 03/05/08 06:01 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
Fleta Offline
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Registered: 10/24/06
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Loc: Arkansas
The comb flopping over is a Leghorn trait.
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#66281 - 03/06/08 10:42 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
P. Smith1340 Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Oregon
Oh! Ok good, well that's probably what she is then. At least partially anyway. smile

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#66282 - 03/11/08 11:45 AM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
Harry Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Ireland
A floppy comb means nothing in relation to sickness. I have two hens with exteremly floppy combs and they are the best layers i have!! are you a youngster just starting in the poultry world? Best of luck with all your poultry. Them hens are still young, so the eggs probably are'nt very big yet, but give them another while and they will be mighty!!

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#66283 - 03/11/08 12:39 PM Re: What Type of Chickens are These?
P. Smith1340 Offline
Chicken

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 94
Loc: Oregon
I'm not totally new to chickens, but these are the first I've had of my own at my own house smile

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