Anyone know what this little one might be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Quesse, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Quesse

    Quesse Out Of The Brooder

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    Glamour shots:

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    Here she is next to her new flockmate:
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    The person I purchased her from said that she came from a mixed batch of "good layer" chicks and wasn't certain which breed she might be.
     
  2. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The breed is Hamburg, I am not sure of the coloration (variety). It is spangled like the Silver Spangled, but gold like the Golden Penciled. Beautiful bird!!
     
  3. Quesse

    Quesse Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, nice. Yeah, she's turned out to be very pretty.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a Hamburg alright but as far as the breed standard gose she is a mighty ugly one.

    Her color is no good at all, almost looks mixed in color, but that just could be hatchery stock-e-ness at work, but that does not matter as long as she's a well loved pet. Hammies have such wonderful personalities, a bit flighty but seem to know them self better then other breeds.
     
  5. mboreham1

    mboreham1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    almost looks hamburg/beligian d'uccle mix, thats assuming that the feathered legs of the d'uccle is not a dominant gene!
     
  6. Quesse

    Quesse Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Aww, an ugly duckling of Hamburgs, eh?

    I was intrigued by her long face. It's also somewhat bare of feathers for whatever reason.
     
  7. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hamburg cool bird.[​IMG]
     
  8. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aww, an ugly duckling of Hamburgs, eh?

    I was intrigued by her long face. It's also somewhat bare of feathers for whatever reason.

    Well atleast she is cuter them me [​IMG]
    just not what the breed standard calls for.

    The face bit could just be she's young?
    As long as she seems healthy it should be okay, but loss of feather around the eyes can be a sign of a ill bird, but i am sure that's not the case here.

    Here is a link to FeatherSite to the Hamburg page, this is what she should look like:
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Hamb/BRKHamburg.html
     

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