Game Hen's Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RhodeRunner, May 6, 2009.

  1. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Charlotta a hen given to me from a freind as a chick, whom got her from a freind, whom got her from a hatchery. She is a wonderful bird, and has hatched out a few chicks for me. She has rather long legs, and isn't bantam sized. If you could identify her breed that would be great.

    Thanks for your help,
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old English game hen.....is my first thought and probably what she is. or Maybe light brown leghorn, with a single comb & white ear lobes.Good luck, she's pretty!
     
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  3. DTchickens

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    Im going for a hatchery junglefowl, she is a little off for a old english. most people can't tell but anyone who's owned both know what im talking about.
     
  4. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a neighbor that raises red/yellow junglefowl and his birds are a little smaller, don't have the long legs, and are a little dumpier. But, I suppose anything is possible from hatchery stock. Red Junglefowl also seem more common then OEG standards.

    However, she does look a lot alike my OEGB B.B Reds only in larger form.

    I will tell her that she is pretty (again) lol. But, I think she already knows it, the roosters basically droll all over her.
     
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  5. Domestic_goddess

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    Quote:i ordered a trio from ideal poultry about 4-5 years ago, One hen came fairly small. the bantam type.. The other was identical to your bird there.
     
  7. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:She really does, only a little bit plumper. [​IMG] Hmm... so many options.
     
  8. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i ordered a trio from ideal poultry about 4-5 years ago, One hen came fairly small. the bantam type.. The other was identical to your bird there.

    Well, then it seems likely that she is a Red Junglefowl.
     

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