Adopt a Chicken

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Gold Coaster, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. Gold Coaster

    Gold Coaster Out Of The Brooder

    Hello everyone,

    One of my local animal shelters has a young chicken for adoption but I was hoping someone could help me identify a few factors about it from the photo.

    Is this a young pullet or a roo?
    How old is s/he?
    What breed might s/he be? (They classify her as 'grey' in colouring).

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    Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am considering adopting her and purchasing another pullet around the same age so that they can keep each other company. I have no idea why she was surrendered to the local animal shelter.


    Cheers,
    Gold Coaster
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    im no good at this but i will give it a shot, the color is blue, they probably got rid of it because its hard to rehome roosters and the type i have no idea. looks like it could use some fat on it and about 5-6 months old. with all that being said if i had the offer i would take it because it seems like it will be a nice looking bird
     
  3. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    is that barring on it or shadows?
     
  4. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmm... I'm guessing it is a modern game type breed. I am not really familiar with these breeds so it is hard for me to guess on age, but it looks like she is long and lean like that breed. I don't see any signs of pointy hackle feathers around the neck that a cockerel would develop. If she is a she then I would just guess that she is a ways off from starting laying because her comb is not really red.

    It might help to post the photo in this section, with a different thread title: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    The BYC members who go tho that section may be better at answering you questions.

    I think that it is great that you are thinking of adopting from a shelter.
     
  5. Cleoandclover

    Cleoandclover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Scratch'n'peck, you may know better, but to me she looks sorta like an Asil or a O Shamo. Is that possible?
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    I agree. Probably less than 6 months old. I'd still be iffy about calling it a cockerel, that can change in the next few weeks.
     
  7. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    You are probably right. They are game breeds that have that same really upright stance like the modern game and may be more common in Australia.
     

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