I'd love advice on what breed(s) and gender this chicken might be.
About 11 weeks old here, purchased as week-old chick from the "some of my chickens were in one pen during a cold spell" selection. The breeder had, among many others I didn't see, Black Copper Marans, Light and Coronation Sussexes, and American Game Fowl.
FWIW his chickens all looked beautiful, clean, and well-cared-for in separate breed enclosures. The chicks I've bought from him have been livelier, faster-growing, and to my eye prettier than my hatchery chicks.
Here is Java (name, not breed):
Closer picture of hackle feathers:
And her feet:
The pattern looks to my beginner's eye like a bad imitation of golden-laced Wyandotte, but I wondered if other breeds have this coloration.
Edited by normanack - 6/18/12 at 9:58am