black hen, what is she, besides crazy ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by what was i thinking, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i have this black hen, she is very skittish. I have never seen her lay anegg or be in box, other then to sleep. she waits til after i let them all out then she will come back in to eat. won't let you anywhere near her. she comes in two hours earlier than everybody else. thanks
    the white on her face is different than that on the white face spanish on feather site. it is just a very light coloring.
  2. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    I bet she is a minoraca and they have a reputation for flightness.

  4. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i was thinking she was a minorca because she is crazy. but she has a white feather on her wing?? must be mixed with something? just wanted to know if that was what you guys thought she was. so she would be laying large white eggs?
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    If she is a minorca, expect her comb to get really big. She could also be a black andalusian. I don't know about the white feather - maybe it's just random?
  6. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    She maybe a black Penedesenca, that breed is a very flighty breed, they have a white ear lope[or a mother of pearl color] and lay really dark eggs. The roos and some of the hens will have a "Y" at the end of the comb, the roos will have a really large comb also. They will also have blue/gray looking legs...............good luck................
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2008
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Looks like a Minorca but is NOT a good quality one.

    White feathers are a DQ in Minorcas. That being said...MANY birds have white feathers in their wings and tails. Others have "tips" that are known as "stress" feathers. Either way...NOT good for shows.

    Her face is also on the downside because she could be mistaken for a White Faced Black Spanish. The white from her earlobes kind of "leaks" into her face and is not supposed to happen except for VERY old birds.

    It tends to happen in cockbirds more but again...should only be seen in older cocks if seen at all.
  8. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Fancy my Minorca Pullet:


    This was taken about a week before she died...she was only 7 months old. [​IMG]
  9. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    Good thing I just want them as pets. I don't know how old they are. The person I got them from said two yrs old. But she tried to tell me the little ones in the other pics were 4 months old. Which I knew wasn't true. Than she said two months. I wish people would just tell the truth. It would help a lot.
  10. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    fancy is a good name, she is very pretty. so sorry to hear she is no longer with you.
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2008

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