Hen or roo? Bonus breed confirmation

Blue_dingo

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My rescue chick is growing up fast, still a little young I know but what do y’all think, hen or roo?

Also, I think she (yes im assuming she, speaking it into existence and all) is old english game or some mix thereof. She is pretty much a feral chicken of the North central valley, CA. What do y’all think of the breed? Seems like old english game from the pics I have seen but I would love a confirmation. Any thoughts on the color type too is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
 

CalBickieMomma

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That comb makes me think roo, but you never know ... As for breed, maybe American game chicken. I live on the Central Coast of California and the people next to our property and behind our property raise lots of game chickens. Beautiful birds and typically the roos have those big combs early (I remember being able to tell which littles were roos when I was a kid). HOWEVER, it may be some other kind of mix and might be a girl with a big comb. If I knew for certain it was American game, I'd be leaning harder on roo. Good luck!
 

slordaz

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View attachment 1887907 View attachment 1887909 My rescue chick is growing up fast, still a little young I know but what do y’all think, hen or roo?

Also, I think she (yes im assuming she, speaking it into existence and all) is old english game or some mix thereof. She is pretty much a feral chicken of the North central valley, CA. What do y’all think of the breed? Seems like old english game from the pics I have seen but I would love a confirmation. Any thoughts on the color type too is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!
do i see tufts on the cheeks or just way she is standing in the picture? She could also be an EE cross, or could be Game hen. This is picture of my EEs they are an amerecauna roo over Rhode Island red hens just for comparison they look about same age as yours different crosses can produce diff coloring's though, best wayy to tell at this age is the feathering are, roos will be starting to get noticeably saddle feathers and the hackle feathers will look a bit different and get shinier

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Blue_dingo

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I thought about the ol’ EE but all the EE i am familiar with have olive legs. This bird has pink legs so i was hesitant to throw that out there. Momma did have a big comb and wattles so im going to hold out hope. The comb isnt quite as big as my brown leghorn pullet at about the same age, so i am still hoping for a hen!! Thanks!!!
 

slordaz

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I thought about the ol’ EE but all the EE i am familiar with have olive legs. This bird has pink legs so i was hesitant to throw that out there. Momma did have a big comb and wattles so im going to hold out hope. The comb isnt quite as big as my brown leghorn pullet at about the same age, so i am still hoping for a hen!! Thanks!!!

EE's depends on the cross and some do not even have the tufted cheeks or beards, I learned something new every day lol I have a straight black olive egger that was a cross between a Jersey giant and a barred rock and was like where the heck did the mini crest come from lol

you'll be able to figure it out as she grows or when she starts laying lol
 

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