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I'm not good with hard feathered birds. What I can say is she's pretty. Nice body type. Tight wings.
Thanks, i got four from him Al in I’m not sure what they are but he says thier around one year old and they all look great, I’ll attach pics of the others
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Where did he get the birds from? They're all very good looking. They don't look like hatchery birds at all but like they came from a breeder that is keeping the breeds pure.
I’ll find out today, he’s coming over to help me extend a fence and collect a couple of nesting boxes I made for him. If he can remember I’ll for sure be getting more from the same source.
 

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If they were all from the same source you just might get your answer on the one. One of our members has MIA for weeks now. She was excellent at knowing the breeds of the different birds.
I found out which kind they are today they are
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Bluebell is the only name I recognize. The others? Not at all.

I was thinking the one you're calling Speckledy is actually a Barred Rock.
Sorry i got told the wrong name for the Nero I think that I found what she actually is, bovan nera, I found a seller of the speckldey here in the uk they look similar to barred rock so now I’m not sure lol
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OK, so the Bovan is a mix of two breeds. Not sure they've got those here yet or not.

I'm going to see if I can get @imnukensc to weigh in on the breeds. He's much better at this than me.
This is what iv found for the light hen that I got told was a coral nick. I got four more hens today a brown leghorn another bluebell and two others the person I got them from didn’t know what they were.
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Speckledy Hens, Bluebells, and Neras are all types of egg layer hybrids common in Europe. Your birds do seem to match those types of chickens. The Speckledy Hen could also be an Amrock, which is what most of Europe calls production Barred Plymouth Rocks like what we get from hatcheries here in the U.S. The Corals I'm not familiar with, but she certainly could be that based on the description. In the States at least, we've got so many different hatcheries coming out with so many new hybrids lately that it's hard to keep up with them all!
 

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Speckledy Hens, Bluebells, and Neras are all types of egg layer hybrids common in Europe. Your birds do seem to match those types of chickens. The Speckledy Hen could also be an Amrock, which is what most of Europe calls production Barred Plymouth Rocks like what we get from hatcheries here in the U.S. The Corals I'm not familiar with, but she certainly could be that based on the description. In the States at least, we've got so many different hatcheries coming out with so many new hybrids lately that it's hard to keep up with them all!
I started keeping chickens just over two weeks ago now, it started with two hyline browns, now I have 9, Iv been reading as much as possible but having discussions like this is priceless, I stay in Scotland so appreciate you going out of your way to look up breads and help me out identifying these hens.
 

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There's a challenge in figuring out what they might be. I'm terrible at it so I let others who know more about breeds other than Silkies give it their best.

And you've really got the chicken math bad. You had two two weeks ago. Now look at you. Although you're collected a lovely collection of lawn ornaments at the same time.
 

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There's a challenge in figuring out what they might be. I'm terrible at it so I let others who know more about breeds other than Silkies give it their best.

And you've really got the chicken math bad. You had two two weeks ago. Now look at you. Although you're collected a lovely collection of lawn ornaments at the same time.
I’m going to stick with the nine for the moment all except from the small leghorn give me eggs, I seem to be spending more and more time then I wish I had gotten them a lot sooner.
 

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Don't forget to post some pics of them free ranging. You've got a bunch of different colored gems to decorate your yard with.
I’m going to take some a get them posted up tomorrow it’s been cold here so they look even more colourful against the white ground, I might have some here. The last pic is the small leghorn I have she prefers to roost up in the tree.
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I don't think she's a leghorn. And you probably should teach her to go to the coop for her own protection.

Some of these birds can be such a challenge when they get these ideas in their heads that they want to do their own thing.
I was told bye someone on here that she is a red Pyle leghorn, the breeder says she is a rose comb leghorn I’m not sure if thier the same kind, I had her in her coup with a run area for nearly a week first time I let her out she flew up their come sundown, I didn’t think about her being taken as we don’t have a lot of cats or foxes around here but your right I’ll go get her from the tree and lock her in her coup
 
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