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Help with gender and breed please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mirandah11, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Mirandah11

    Mirandah11 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2013
    Somerset, UK
    Really hoping that we have one pullet from the three eggs given to a broody rescue hen, and that this be she.
    Hatched Aug 21st so 14 1/2 weeks old.
    Also interested in what kind of a mix she/he may be.
    The comb seems to say pullet (in my limited knowledge) but the drooping tail has me worried...
    Thanks in advance!







  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    I'd say pullet. At 14 1/2 weeks you'd see a lot more comb and wattle. I also don't see any saddle feathers developing and no sickle tail feathers.

    As to mix...yep...she's a mix alright isn't she. Wow...she's got the fluff like an Orpington and she looks like she has some Blue in her background too (maybe a Blue Orpington??? she's got the color tone variation like that)...but there's other stuff too.

    I'll take a wild guess and say New Hampshire and Blue Orpington....or not.

    Pretty girl. Enjoy her.

    Lady of McCamley
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  3. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pullet, and as for breed.....um, I haven't a clue!
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    She's a she, that's for sure. As far as what mix...........[​IMG]

    The dark legs and overall coloring make me think she could have some Easter egger. I've had EE hens with that same kinda blue wheaton color, usually with more blue. I'm not sure if she's always that fluffy, or she's just cold. Fluff could indicate some Orpington blood. Straight comb and dark lobes mean probably brown eggs.

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 3, 2012
  6. Pullet. I don't know what breed.. As Donrae said maybe just a mix..
  7. Chicken Happy

    Chicken Happy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    North Idaho
    Pullet, but as far as breed...[​IMG]

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