Game Fowl breeders..please look at this chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ESofVA, May 22, 2012.

  1. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    I bought a number of chicks, they were supposed to be a variety of pure breeds. Well, honestly, I think he must just be reselling hatchery chicks as most are not any of the breeds I thought I was getting. TSC, Princeton Purina Chows, 5-C's Farm Supply, Cackle Hatchery...everywhere else I have bought were better at delivering breeds correctly!
    Anyway, I have posted this chick's pictures in a couple of different forums where people are trying to figure out the breed. After looking at a gazillion pictures, I am beginning to wonder if maybe it could be a breed of game fowl. It has a neck and legs like "a raptor", "dinosaur mix", "ostrich", "emu"!! LOL!
    Think it could maybe be a game fowl???
    It's legs and feet are a dark golden color with black across the front part (I read this was common in hens?), they are not slate,green,black. It is about 4-5 weeks old here. The whitish spots at the top of its wings is where it had two little scabs from another chick pecking it? They are all healed.
    It is almost always the first to try to affect dominance (hopping up and down breast too breast with another chick? It looks like a show dominance to me!) If there are 2 other chicks involved iin that display, this chick runs to get in the middle of the fracas.
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  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    looks like a chicken to me, but I am not a very good guesser of breeds etc
     
  3. Kev

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    It's a chicken- has a comb. Almost nothing else are born with combs, even chicken-game hybrids are born with no comb at all.
     
  4. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    TY!!! One more new thing I have learned!! TY so much!!! I never knew the others didn't have combs and never even thought to look at that!!
     
  5. Blaineiac

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    I don't know what hole that came out of, but it is false info. Gamefowl are dubbed at around 1 year of age. It was done for performance purposes which can't be discussed here. Most American Gamefowl come straight combed. They are now cut for show purposes and for decor.
     
  6. Kev

    Kev Crowing

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    It would have helped if you at least pretended to be polite. Now you really look the part of the rude fool in a hole of your own digging.

    Game BIRD as in pheasant, chukar, etc. Gamefowl are chickens. So my comment regarding chicken x game still stands. I can understand the confusion, but still, no reason to be uppity and rude about it- would have gladly edited my post to clarify further. Sheesh. [​IMG]
     
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  7. ESofVA

    ESofVA Songster

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    Sorry I started that...
    I didn't know that game fowl and game birds were not the same thing. They are both game and both "birds" thus my confusion.
    Anyway, I know it is some kind of chicken and not "pheasant, chukar", etc. I was thinking along the lines of things LIKE Cubalaya...the long legs, the long neck like the online pics I have looked at. ( Cubalaya, because that is the only one I can think of right off, not that I think it is that breed!)

    So... do you think it could be some kind of "gamefowl"?? Do you think it might be a female?
     
  8. farmraised86

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    Shoot half my EE and wyandotte mixes look like that until they are old enough to run with the big birds its hard to tell breed sometimes so young
     
  9. jadebaker11

    jadebaker11 In the Brooder

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    that has to be a roosteR
     

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