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Help to Identify Breed of Rescued Chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GingerZoo, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. GingerZoo

    GingerZoo In the Brooder

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    I am a volunteer for a bird rescue and I got a call last night to pick up a chicken that fell into a swimming pool. Poor girl was soaked to the bone. She's fine today after spending last night wrapped in a warm towel next to a heater. But, I'm not sure what she is as far as her breed. It appears that she's missing some tail feathers, so it makes it harder for me to identify. I looked all afternoon at pictures of breeds, but I still haven't a clue. Can anybody help me identify her breed?

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  2. chickengrl

    chickengrl Songster

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    I think I see saddle feathers. Could be a rooster?
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Black australop. I got 4 just like her.
     
  4. chickengrl

    chickengrl Songster

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    rats, thought I was getting better at spotting roosters! That's a lucky chicken to have you!
     
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

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    Quote:I agree

    And she looks like she's had a rough time of it, or is a senior chick-izen (my play on senior citizen..hahaha) [​IMG]
     
  6. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I don't think she's a black australorpe at all...she looks brownish to me. My austrolorpes are pitch black. I think she's a mix RIR with something (the green/gray colored legs).
     
  7. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

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    I would guess an old Black Sex-Link or mutt hen. Some Black Sex-Link hens will have very little or no red on their throat and breast. She has the dark legs, so she's not a purebred Australorp, but may be an Australorp cross.
     
  8. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Songster

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    Black Austrolope, I have 2. I don't think it's a rooster because my hens (BAs) look just like her.

    Do you know how old she is?
     
  9. BEAKMAN42

    BEAKMAN42 In the Brooder

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    No spurs on the legs-->NOT A ROOSTER.
     
  10. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Songster

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    Black Australorp mix hen. She looks as though the has been through hell. I hope you can give her the help she needs.
     

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