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I had a chicken wonder on to my property and seems to have joined my flock. Do you know what type she is? Thank you!
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Is she bantam? Looks like some sort of game fowl.

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The head especially looks very "gamey"

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Looks to be a gamefowl hen. Color looks like Wheaten. This is actually a relatively common occurence, Gamehens will occasionally get loose and are very capable of surviving on their own until they find a new flock. They are lovely birds, my favorite type, so you should have fun with her. They usually aren't the greatest layers but sometimes one might surprise you - I have a girl who looks similar to yours and while she comes to a dead stop once cold sets in, she lays me a steady 5 eggs/week in the spring and summer.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Looks to be a gamefowl hen. Color looks like Wheaten. This is actually a relatively common occurence, Gamehens will occasionally get loose and are very capable of surviving on their own until they find a new flock. They are lovely birds, my favorite type, so you should have fun with her. They usually aren't the greatest layers but sometimes one might surprise you - I have a girl who looks similar to yours and while she comes to a dead stop once cold sets in, she lays me a steady 5 eggs/week in the spring and summer.


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