Can anyone tell me what breed Darleen is???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by xxangelcakesxx, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. xxangelcakesxx

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    My partner and I have recently adopted Darleen the chicken after she kept visiting our garden (she was very hungry and thirsty so i can only assume she had been wandering and avoiding the fox and cats of the neighborhood for a while). After a few days of trying to find out where she has come from with no sucess we have decided to keep her. At the moment she is on her own and we are looking to get 2 more friends for her but would like to knowwhat breed she is so we could look for 2 friends the same. We are completely new to this and are slowly finding our feet with her.She is a little character. Please can you advise images below (she is in a propper coop now)?.......Thank you Kim x


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  2. xxangelcakesxx

    xxangelcakesxx New Egg

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    We also have no idea how old she is or if she will even produce eggs - of course assuming she is a she!
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    She's a Silkie cross, who knows what with.
     
  4. V Comb

    V Comb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2. It has to be something without feather legs, so my guess is Polish
     
  5. xxangelcakesxx

    xxangelcakesxx New Egg

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    Thank you, She is really quite small - will this always be the case or could she stillbe quite young and still growing?
     
  6. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she could be young, but silkies tend to be on the small side...

    whatever 'friends' you decide upon, they need to be relatively the same age/size (to keep peace) ...
    what i am trying to say is if you get small chicks, she could peck them to death or vice versa if the 'friends' are much bigger than her. ( assuming it is a 'her')
     
  7. xxangelcakesxx

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    we were talking about that and we wouldnt want chicks, also i have heard that it is best to introduce new hens at night - is this correct?
     
  8. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes , def. at night or dusk. (read up on the sexing thread) so that you do not get stuck with someone's unwanted roosters....
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's an excellent article on adding chickens: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-adding-to-your-flock

    Yes
    , she/he is a silkie crossed with something. They love to go broody and raise chicks.

    Maybe I should link the broody article for you, too, because silkies are definitely prone to going broody. Maybe you will be lucky and whatever she is crossed with won't be a breed that tends to go broody, and she will inherit this. http://www.themodernhomestead.us/article/Broody-Hens-1.html
     

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