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Got this girl from a friend he’s not sure what she is either. Any ideas?
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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!
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.
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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Yes, she appears to be a Red Pyle Leghorn, at least in my opinion. It looks like she has a single comb in the pictures you sent me, though, so not a rose comb Leghorn. The gene that gives birds a rose comb is dominant so covers up the expression of a single comb if only one copy is present. It can also affect sperm vigor in males, so often breeders will breed birds with only one copy of the gene to help with fertility. Because of that, sometimes single comb individuals like your bird hatch out of rose comb breeds. So she may have had rose comb parents but simply didn't inherit the gene. That may be why the breeder refers to her as a rose comb Leghorn.

And agree on training her to the coop, all it takes is one predator to happen to spot her and she's helpless out there in the dark!
Thanks I’m going off what I get told so far iv got a lot to learn when it comes to chickens, I took her out of the tree and locked her in I’ll make sure she’s in at the same time as the others from now on she spent last night in their so hopfully she takes to using the coop again if not it’s a nightly climb for me. She’s the only one who does that his the rest go in no problem I just have to lock them up.
 

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At night time you have to be concerned about owls and racoons. At least I think you have raccoons there.

If you can get a decent pic of her or repost one of her @fuzzies can probably say yay or nay to what she is.
We don’t have raccoons here but we do have owls mostly barn owls as I stay in the country would they attempt to take a chicken? I can get some decent pics of her tomorrow and get them posted up
 

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At night time you have to be concerned about owls and racoons. At least I think you have raccoons there.

If you can get a decent pic of her or repost one of her @fuzzies can probably say yay or nay to what she is.
I had a look and were I stay we have tawny owls and barn owls both of which tend to pray on small rodents, I’ll still keep her in her coup though
 

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You're lucky. We have so many night time predators we have to be diligent at keeping our birds safe.

How sure are you there are no fox in the area? I've got a pic somewhere with a female and her kits in the middle of a small wooded area in the middle of a very heavily populated area.
Iv stayed here 30 years and never seen one yet, they tend to stay away from the village theirs loads of farm and woodland around so I guess they have enough food thier. I know that in the cites they can be a problem with getting into trash cans and stuff but no such issues here. There are more predators further north such as pine martins and Scottish wild cats but again we don’t have them here in central Scotland we’re I stay.
 

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You're lucky. We have so many night time predators we have to be diligent at keeping our birds safe.

How sure are you there are no fox in the area? I've got a pic somewhere with a female and her kits in the middle of a small wooded area in the middle of a very heavily populated area.
This shows what it’s like where I stay the village is a little bigger though Mabey three times what you can see here
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Certainly don’t need gnomes for colour your spot on thier,
Yep, you've got yourself a colorful flock to decorate the yard with. Who needs garden gnomes when there's chickens to provide so much color and life?

Love the colors on that first bird. The tail is a mess though. Was it kept in a cage?

Fourth pic. I like those little pencil marks on the feathers. I don't think I've ever seen that before. Also, what's up with that foot?
yeah they certainly do brighten up my garden and life, yeah she was from the last lot of girls I got it didn’t look like the four of them had much space, I caught her as she was waking so the foot looks a bit dodgey I didn’t notice that before but she’s all good
 

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That first one is so special with the color and patterning. Her tail will come back in and make her even more stunning.

Glad that foot isn't still curled. It's one of those things to look out for with them when it comes to illness or injuries.

So, are you going to go hide the gnome in your yard? :ROFLMAO:
I noticed she was different from the other bluebell I can’t wait to see her in full form, haha the gnome has been evicted now the girls have the garden lol I picked up an extra small coup for them to explore.
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That first one is so special with the color and patterning. Her tail will come back in and make her even more stunning.

Glad that foot isn't still curled. It's one of those things to look out for with them when it comes to illness or injuries.

So, are you going to go hide the gnome in your yard? :ROFLMAO:
I noticed she was different from the other bluebell I can’t wait to see her in full form, haha the gnome has been evicted now the girls have the garden lol I picked up an extra small coup for them to explore.
 
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