I have a smallish hen that is unknown origin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zahboo, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I have a little hen and have no idea what she is.

    - Lays a medium sized cream/white egg every 3-4 days.
    - Buff color
    - When you pick her up, she spreads her tail like a tom turkey.... *does that make sense... she fans her tail*
    - She has 2, only two small small feathers on her feet. She was given to me last month, so maybe they were pulled out.... I won't know until next molt
    - Her comb is weird.... it's only one-2 inches long and folds over it's self towards her beak...
    - Pics are being uploaded now.
     
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  2. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
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  3. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like she may have some game in her and maybe a brahma or cochin witch would explain the feathered feet .

    WHen you pick up a hen they somtimes fan thier tails for balance
     
  4. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    Thanks

    My ag teacher said she MIGHT have some buff seabright in her... Is this plausible?
     
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She seems to big to have sebright in her and i think the she would have a rose comb
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a black tailed buff jap cross, since you said she has a few feathers on her feet I will say she is a BTB jap x buff cochin cross. If she had buff sebright in her she would have some lacing and the buff sebrights have dominant white I think so she would have a white tail instead of black. You said she has a single comb thats flopped over?
     
  7. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

    Feb 3, 2009
    Hope Mills, NC
    I don't know what it is. It's like the comb isn't attached all the way, although that's how it's always been.


    To dumb it down. It looks like someone tried removing part of the comb from her head, so part of the comb is "extra" it folds beside the other part of her comb. I'll try getting a pic, as it's hard to explain.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    BTB jap x buff cochin cross

    Makes sense.​
     

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