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Pretty girl - but what is she??

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Hi :)

 

I'm hoping someone here can help me with the breed of one of my pullets.

 

Quick history: A friend of mine bought some fertilized eggs in November, and when the six chickens that hatched were four weeks old (i.e. too big for the brooder) my partner and I happily 'adopted' them. They started off in a separate enclosure inside our older chooks' run and had their own little 'grass time' tractor,and we gradually introduced them all with no problems. Five (sadly) turned out to be boys, and we've recently processed three. Our two remaining boys happily coexist (so far) and seem to share responsibility for the hens :)

 

My question is regarding the one girl. My friend was told that the eggs were a mix of Australorp and Rhode Island Red. Four of the cockerels were clearly Australorps, and one a RIR, but I've done a fair bit of reading and Googling and I can't figure out what breed the pullet (we call her Butter) is!

 

I took these photos today...she is 21 weeks old. The first few show her pale colour more realistically - the last picture is in shadow and makes her look darker than she is :/ It's not necessary for us to know what breed she is, but I'm really curious as she is so gorgeous and so different from the boys!   

 

Thanks in advance :)

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

:welcome

She is probably a mix. 

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post #3 of 9

:welcome

 

She's a barnyard mix. With those light earlobes and dark legs, there was something else in the parentage mix than what you were told. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #4 of 9
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Thanks so much for the replies!
post #5 of 9

Well, I have no bloomin' idea what she is but I'd take her in a New York minute!  She's just gorgeous!!

post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by Blooie View Post

Well, I have no bloomin' idea what she is but I'd take her in a New York minute!  She's just gorgeous!!

She says thankyou very much for the compliment😉 I think so too!
post #7 of 9

She's a gorgeous and unique barnyard mix.

post #8 of 9

She looks like she might have wheaten Marans in her.  She is very pretty.  You'll have to update us when she lays an eggs.  

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She looks like she might have wheaten Marans in her.  She is very pretty.  You'll have to update us when she lays an eggs.  

I looked them up - she does have a lot of the same characteristics!
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