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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zach318, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. zach318

    zach318 New Egg

    Jul 23, 2011
    well someone dumped this hen with her chicks and the neighbor caught them and gave them to my mom. She is a great mom and its alot of fun watching her and her babies run around the barn. We are not sure if she is a mix or a pure breed. What breed do you think she is? thanks zach


  2. silver1313

    silver1313 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Gettysburg, PA
    She looks like my EEs but maybe mixed with something ?
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2011
  3. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2010
    Saint Paul, MN
    She reminds me of my Salmon Faverolles hen, with maybe an EE somewhere in the mix?
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Hard to say - There's a few bearded breeds out there, plus she's got a single comb, but the most interesting is that she's a true Crele in color. I'd say she's a mutt that's been bred to that point for a few generations.
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Can't help you with breed but she sure is pretty! Look's to be in good shape too. Glad she has a good home now.

    What I want to know is, why can't anything like that ever get dumped at my house? All I get is people's mean dogs. [​IMG]
  6. titanRX8

    titanRX8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 16, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm going to say maybe an EE. My Faverolle female is much more reddish along her back feathers and she has a full beard.
    I think once she starts laying eggs again you'll probably know what she is if she lays a blue/green egg.
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:She has a single comb - There's a ooh 5% chance she'll lay a blue/green egg. [​IMG]
  8. Dewsetter

    Dewsetter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2011
    Liverpool, England
    Not sure if you guys in the US have Cream Legbar chickens but she looks very like the ones we have over here in the UK. Google them and see what you think. They are normally (but not always depending on quality) crested and do have araucana in their ancestry and lay a blue egg so this could account for the beard on yours. I could be completely wrong tho but just thought it was worth a mention.
  9. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    Does she have clean legs or feathered legs?
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Quote:We only just recently did, but VERY few people in the US have the money to pay for them, plus, we haven't had them long enough to cross them out to get a bearded, still crele-like colored hen. [​IMG]

    Also, the Legbars imported to here are not bearded.

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