Caught our 'wild' chicken, what is she??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzyq2u, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. suzyq2u

    suzyq2u New Egg

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    I was thinking maybe red jungle fowl or maybe old English game? Or a mutt of the two, lol
    Also think she may be a bantam, she's more mature than our 15wk olds but looks about
    the same size....
    She very well may be one of ours, we ordered 39 chickens that arrived in March, we ordered
    aracaunas, barred rocks, black astralorps & blue and red laced wyandottes & one 'rare'.
    Perhaps she was the rare and got away when we moved them to the outdoor coop. But from
    what I understand its an odd day to get a 'free rare' as a hen....can't seem to get a good count, they
    move too much. She may just have wandered up from someone else....
    Thoughts??
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  2. cldineley

    cldineley Out Of The Brooder

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    She looks like the hen I found staying at my house and people here said it was an Old English Game.
     
  3. HICK

    HICK New Egg

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    Looks like a game hen. Wheaton color type.
     
  4. suzyq2u

    suzyq2u New Egg

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    Thanks!
    Thoughts on 'keeping' her? She's been wandering in and out of our pen. We've been trying to catch her since she was upsetting the neighbor's roo's so much and of course
    our curiosity about her. She's an amazing flier and very flighty/wild.
    Would you try to incorporate her into your stock if she wandered up? How?
     

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