huge floppy comb

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tash, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. tash

    tash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are watching natgeo right now and there is this pirate thing on. One of the pirates just walked up to this guy while holding a chicken. The chicken was white with this huge red comb that flopped over and completely hid it's face. I wish I could have gotten a photo but my camera battery is charging. Does anyone have a guess as to what breed it was?
     
  2. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Yellow legs? Probably Leghorn.
     
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  3. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say minorca. They come in black, buff, and white.

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  4. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:Leghorns can have combs like that too. I didn't think about a Minocra. Those are the 2 possibilities so far.
     
  5. tash

    tash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool thanks. I couldn't really see the legs as the pirate was holding (I am guessing) her and the shot was focused more on the pirate talking to this other guy rather then the chicken. It was really floppy like the minorca.

    Now how likely is it that Blackbeard had either of these breeds on his ship? (I hate it when historical programming gets things wrong even if it is a small detail)

    I like how it kinda looks like a hat.
     
  6. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most mediterranian breeds have that. It includes Leghorns, Minorcas, Anaconas, Andalusion, and Catalanas [​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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  8. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Leghorn, most likely of all the choices others have already given. Would make sense too, it would crank out eggs for the crew!
     
  9. OverEggstended

    OverEggstended Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No... not sure per say. But it is listed as a Minorca and pic is from a poultry show in UK.
    I am not chicken ID expert!
    I DO know that the floppy comb in hens is a breed standard and requirement for Minorcas according to the book I have though.
     
  10. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That isn't a Black Minorca [​IMG] We have Black Minorca's leghorns in about every color they come in and Andy's..guess you could say we like our white egg layers. White Minorca's are also very rare so if it was white with a floppy comb it was without a doubt a white leghorn..very common.I'm of the idea why would they search high and low for a rare chicken when most people watching a movie/tv. wouldn't know a leghorn from a JG [​IMG]
     

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