I am stumped!!! what on earth is this hen?!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EggsAllDay, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. EggsAllDay

    EggsAllDay In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2012
    Okay- Ive heard its a houdan- but its the wrong color

    I was told it might be an "old english Toppy" (?)

    Shes pretty small, but not small enough to be bantam.

    If anyone can help me out with this that would be great.



  2. EggsAllDay

    EggsAllDay In the Brooder

    Sep 10, 2012
    maybe a crele?? Or some Old English Game?

  3. Crele is a variety, not a breed. ;). And it looks like a dark barring with some brownish-red thrown in.

    Color doesn't necessarily mean she's not a houdan. Shape makes breed, color makes variety. :)

    She is, however, not a houdan, as they have a V-shaped comb, and she has a single comb. Polish and Crevecoeurs (two other crested breeds) also have V-shaped combs. As far as variety, she looks closest to a Wheaten (keep in mind this is NOT what breed she is, just the name for the color of her feathers), and she is, as far as I can tell, a cross of a crested breed and something with a single comb. :)

    Hope this helps!

    ~~Ms.B :)
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Crowing

    Aug 14, 2011
    she looks like a polish cross
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    she looks like the neighbors game toppy hens, since she doesn't have a whitish earlobe I wouldn't say polish cross
  6. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    Silkie cross most likely, Or Icelandic, and I know it can't be. wayyy to rare.
  7. looks like a wheaten Sulmater.
  8. smarsh

    smarsh Songster

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    most likely game x silkie
    pretty little hen
    think she will be broody if this is the correct cross? :)
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    She is not houdan.

    Polish X

    Although I have seen something just like her before, I can't recall where it was.. It may have been a rare breed from Europe, but I'm going with polish cross.
  10. I have NO idea what she is and I know absolutely nothing about chickens (just prefacing by saying that so I don't get jumped on).

    To me, she looks a lot like a Sulmtaler (zwerg sulmtaler in google images)

    I'm sure she isn't, because I'm never right and she's a bit on the small side for one anyway, but she does bear a strong resemblance (in my inexperienced noob opinion). They are also crested :)

    [EDIT] Someone already said Sulmtaler LOL I agree with that person. [​IMG]

    Here's a side-by-side:

    Last edited: Nov 5, 2012

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