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What breed is this? Help.

Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
edited February 2012 in Pure Breeds and Enthusiasts
Hi all. My son and I bought our first bird today. The chap selling didnt know for sure what breed this one was. Can you please share your expertise and tell us what we have here!

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  • mollydollymollydolly Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    not without a photo or description :D
  • Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
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    Sorry . New to the site. Think the image is in this one now..
  • Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
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    Even if we knew what sex it was it would be a good start.
  • mollydollymollydolly Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    looks like a buff sussex to me? looks like a hen too unless it is very very young

    but I have been wrong lots
  • Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    Hi Molly ,It is 13 weeks old if thats any help
  • Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
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    I know it has no feathers on the legs like a brahma should but maybe at 13 week old they have not grown yet????
  • MEGANMEGAN Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    my guess would be it is a hen if it is 13 weeks old no expert though. I think if they are going to get feathery legs they start off with fluffy legs so chances are it is a cleaned leg hen. Has sussex markings. All this is pure guess work so dont take my word for it. By the way pretty hen cute
  • Larry1971Larry1971 Junior Member
    edited June 2011
    The guy who gave it to me said he thought it was a buff brahma. Molly things its a Sussex and you think its marked like a sussex. ?? We need an expert here!
  • mollydollymollydolly Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    Sandy has loads of brahmas if you can find some of her threads you will see brahma chicks.
    My brahma chick had feathers on its legs from the day it hatched and by 6 weeks it had giant, full on, feathers pointing out backwards from its hock.
  • NewCluckerNewClucker Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    Looks like a gold top to me

    Cheers
    Lee
  • MEGANMEGAN Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    my goldtop has got the punk hairstyle like the silkies
  • mollydollymollydolly Senior Member
    edited June 2011
    my gold top also has a fluffy head and a silky type combe this looks like it will grow a normal combe on its head.

    sorry not really getting any closer.
  • zac's_livestockzac's_livestock Junior Member
    edited July 2011
    Definetly buff Sussex probably female
  • edited July 2011
    Hi, I would say it's a buff Sussex too, I have light Sussex and it looks the same apart from colour! If a bird will have feathers on feet and legs they are born with fluff where the feathers will grow. I have never heard of a bird growing feathers on feet or legs at a later date. At 8 weeks you can normally see what sex they are an yours does indeed look to be a hen. She may not lay eggs until about 30 weeks, but well worth the wait they produce lovely sized eggs :-) hope this helps
  • susiecsusiec Member
    edited July 2011
    brahmas have foot feathers from day one, I reckon buff sussex too.
  • odeon123odeon123 Junior Member
    edited August 2011
    Thanks for useful post. Keep up the good work
  • odeon123odeon123 Junior Member
    edited August 2011
    Thanks for useful post. Keep up the good work.
  • pottymoopottymoo Senior Member
    edited August 2011
    no definitely buff sussex hen lovely she is too moo x
  • john 64john 64 Junior Member
    edited August 2011
    a buff sussex.
  • spodskispodski Senior Member
    edited January 2012
    If it's white with black markings I would say a Light Sussex hen.
    Regards,
    Lynn
  • Sparks1Sparks1 Junior Member
    edited February 2012
    years ago I had 3 lovely hens - they were Buff Sussex and looked exactly like this. Apart from being really lovely to look at, they had a very calm nature and laid well too!
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