Broody hen, great mother, what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by grandmachicken, May 5, 2009.

  1. grandmachicken

    grandmachicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one my my rescues from animal control. Her name is Littler (named by my 8-year-old, for obvious reasons - the other 3 that came with her are twice her size). I've had her since last Sep and she has been a great bird, went broody in March on fake eggs, so I gave her some Ameracauna chicks to raise, and she has been the best mother. The chicks, at 6 weeks, are almost half her size, and they still roost under her wings! She is so tolerant of them.

    I was just wondering if anyone knew if she was a particular breed or just a mutt - also this is a test to see if I can upload a picture - TIA!

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  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    She's a pretty gal, nice set of spurs on her! She's marked similar to a buttercup, but she's not a pure breed. She might even have some American gamefowl in her.
     
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Looks like an american game crossed with something of the partridge variety. She almost has the double lacing, looks like the gene is incompletley-dominate
     

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