African or Brown Chinese?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mindyhere, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. mindyhere

    mindyhere New Egg

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    Hi everyone.

    I have a three year old hen, not sure if she's African or Brown Chinese. She doesn't have a dewlap, so I'm thinking she's a Brown Chinese, but her neck doesn't seem to be as long as those, and she's a bit bulkier.

    Any opinions?


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  2. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    American Buff's come with or without the knob, I've got 4 without knobs:D Look on Feathersite.com and see what that says...
     
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  3. mindyhere

    mindyhere New Egg

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    I didn't know Amer Buffs have knobs. At the top of the beak? I see on that site how some of them have bumps on their heads... What about the coloring. Buffs seem to be lighter. But those aren't the best pictures for them on that site, so hard to tell.

    Thanks for the link!
     
  4. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say african but i may be wrong
    i never heard of buffs having nobs
     
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  5. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    I would say African also, just not the Giant Dewlap Africans. American Buffs do not come with knobs but there are some with tufts.

    Edited to add: Buffs are also lighter that that.
     
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  6. mindyhere

    mindyhere New Egg

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    Just found this, and it says a breed defect of the African is lack of dewlap. That was the only thing throwing me off.

    http://www.domestic-waterfowl.co.uk/african.htm#african


    I'm leaning toward African too, since she carries lower to the ground, and not as high as B Chinese.
     
  7. HeirloomHeritageFarms

    HeirloomHeritageFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I say it's a young African. I raise the Brown Chinese, and the stature is different - Brown Chinese bodies are angled, where the Africans are more level like this one is.

    Also, Brown Chinese have longer necks (they are also called "swan geese" because of it)

    the Dewlap Africans are relly hard to find... I have the Dewlap Toulouse... I like the Dewlap varieties [​IMG]

    Hope this helps...

    Dawn
     
  8. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    id say african [​IMG]
     
  9. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    Definately African. Body is all wrong for a China.
     
  10. duckman

    duckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    African for sure. The females don't have a big dewlap.

    Duckman
     

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