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This pullet hatched from eggs that were supposedly SFH.  She doesn't appear to me to be the typical Mille Fleur patter and her right leg has some light feathering.  I think she's ugly as sin in terms of type.  Her head is not attractive to me and she does have some remnants of fowl pox on her comb.  What color would this be described as?

 

 


Edited by Baizer84 - 9/22/15 at 11:15am
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Color appears to be partridge, but a little hard to tell with the angle of the shot and the blue color from the tarp.  I doubt she is a SFH, by both color and type.

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              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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I've never owned SFH, but I would say it's a safe bet this hen is not one. She has a gamey type in both color and body. I'd say gamefowl mutt, of a Duckwing/Wildtype-esque coloration, would be the correct term for her.

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I've never owned SFH, but I would say it's a safe bet this hen is not one. She has a gamey type in both color and body. I'd say gamefowl mutt, of a Duckwing/Wildtype-esque coloration, would be the correct term for her.

 

I have gamefowl and this girl is too big to be game, in my opinion unless it's Shamo but then her body type doesn't fit the Shamo type.

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I wouldn't call her pure game. I'd say she's got blood of something that straddles the line between oriental and pheasant-type game; she's got a head like an oriental and the color and body of a large game cross. Its popular in some places to cross Asil over pheasant-type games, and I wouldn't be surprised if she had heritage from such a bird. Of course, birds mix very weirdly sometimes; I have an oddball English Orpington/Shamo cross at the moment who is growing out very bizarrely, with the body of an Orp and the head and neck of a Shamo.

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I wouldn't call her pure game. I'd say she's got blood of something that straddles the line between oriental and pheasant-type game; she's got a head like an oriental and the color and body of a large game cross. Its popular in some places to cross Asil over pheasant-type games, and I wouldn't be surprised if she had heritage from such a bird. Of course, birds mix very weirdly sometimes; I have an oddball English Orpington/Shamo cross at the moment who is growing out very bizarrely, with the body of an Orp and the head and neck of a Shamo.

 

Yeah.  This girl is as big as my Brahmas, which, with the feathered feet, has me questioning some possible Cochin/Brahma/Langshan.


Edited by Baizer84 - 9/22/15 at 12:42pm
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I've never owned SFH, but I would say it's a safe bet this hen is not one. She has a gamey type in both color and body. I'd say gamefowl mutt, of a Duckwing/Wildtype-esque coloration, would be the correct term for her.

Agreed

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Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

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