A hen with Spears????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pattgal, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there such a thing as a hen with spears? cus this one looks like a hen to me, acts like a hen except it has spears on it legs???
    my Friend from up the road gave him to me...she collects strays so we have no idea how old it is

    spears on legs
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    the tail does not look rooster-ish at all. Even his posture is all wrong (which makes me wonder if it is sick or just taking a while to ajust)
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    even the comb is not right, and its floppy
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    What do you think??
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    yes my 5 year old hen has spurs the size of the cockerel [​IMG]
     
  3. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    and if its a welsummer shes deffo a hen
     
  4. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea what type of chicken this is...But I would love it to be a hen [​IMG]
    even the neck feathers are all wrong...
     
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  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    by the looks of it welsummer look them up on google, she looks like them and if she is one she is a hen because of the colouring and by the size of her comb she would have tail feathers by now id think
     
  6. pattgal

    pattgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color does the welsummer lay on the egg chart??
    I am googling it but can't see anything but terra cotta red. that doesn't really mean anything to me unless I know how dark it is
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It's definitely a hen. I've had several with spurs. My six year old RIR started growing spurs in her 5th year. I've had two Orp hens with spurs as well as one Speckled Sussex and now have an EE hen with Sumatra heritage who has spurs.


    Wellies lay a deep reddish brown egg, many times very speckled.
     
  8. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    do you think she is a welsummer?
     
  9. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definately a hen. Not unusual for a hen to have spurs........Pop
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not a Welsummer, but could be a cross-I say that because her color isn't quite right-see pics below. Here is a Wellie egg:

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    Here is one of my Welsummer hens I used to have-see the color difference?

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