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Game hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by algopurple, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    I was sold this chicken this summer and they guy that sold it said it was from some eggs that were given to him and it was a game hen. At the time I bought 3 of them and they were all yellow with a few black spots. Still have a pic of them as chicks if that is needed. This is the only one I have left. Hawks took the other 2. She (I think it's a she) is really flighty and hard to get close to. I had to corner her on my back porch just to get these pics. Sorry I don't have better one.



    Edited to add last pic.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009

  2. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    That's what I am thinking. Forgot to add on first post that the 2 others that are now hawk food were not the same color. They all started out the same but the others were darker. One almost black. All the same color legs though. She? is really really long legged compared to all my other standard and bantam chickens. Reminds me of a stork. I have an EE and she is twice as wide as this bird. I will have to try and get more pics of her standing near my other chickens to give an idea of her size.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  3. ChickeeNewbie

    ChickeeNewbie In the Brooder

    May 18, 2009
    Citrus Heights, CA
    she could have some game hen in her. Her back end looks a little bit like the butt end of my Wheaton Old English Game Hen. I don't think your girls is a full game hen - I don't think - not that I'm an expert or anything. Those are some really long legs, hahaha [​IMG] You might have to wait until she is completely done growing to figure this one out. But my guess is she's a mutt.
  4. ve

    ve Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    She is American Game hen with Asian Game (maybe Malay) blood.Many strains American Game have pea comb
  5. A1 Steak Sauce

    A1 Steak Sauce Songster

    Nov 6, 2009
    My House
  6. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Here is a picture of her the day I got her in June. She is one of the three in the middle that is yellow with strips on her back. It is funny but if you look at the one in the middle of 3 yellow chicks, there is one with its head turned just like one of my pics of the hen grown.


    I figured she is mostly mutt and that is fine. Just never had a bird like this and she is really interesting.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    I would certainly say Oriental game - She may be mutt and may be just poor quality. Some Asil bloodlines in the US aren't as lengthy as you'd expect an Asil, and the hens especially aren't like Thai hens. Also, since Asils are a more commonly found breed, I'd vote Asil/American (as in, non-oriental) cross, especially with those legs.

  8. Kajunbanty

    Kajunbanty Songster

    Sep 14, 2008
    I also think shes American game, she looks like some my brother has that he got from someone who use to fight the roos. That breed has some beautiful roos. The 2 my brother has are beautiful and good protectors.
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Looks to me like Wheaton Old English Game mixed with China Game.
  10. algopurple

    algopurple Songster

    Dec 8, 2008
    Ripley TN
    Ah this is getting more interesting by the minute! I have an interesting mutt! LOL
    What kind of eggs do these chickens lay? Being that mine is a mutt what kinds of eggs could she possibly lay? She comes and goes like a wild bird and since there is no top on my chicken run I wouldn't ever know if she was laying but just curious.

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