Hi, I'm a brand new chicken mommie (I think). It sort of just got dropped in my lap! I work at a wildlife center and someone came in today that said he had a baby hawk he found in his yard and wanted to know what he should do with it. I asked him if I could see it so I could tell him what kind of hawk it was and when he opened the box, there was this little chicken face looking back at me! So I decided to adopt her, since he didn't want her and mu hubbie and I have been wanting to get a couple chickens for a long time. I say "her" but I have no clue. I was hoping someone could tell me what she is, I have almost no experience with chickens. I have kept a lot of different birds, just not chicken-like birds. At first I thought she might have been a young pheasant because of her coloring, but I noticed that she has a tiny little comb on her head, so it's gotta be some type of chicken and not a game bird, right? I can at least tell from her feathering that she is somewhere between a chick and a juvenile (stubby tail, juvie feathers on head, bare patches where adult fathers don't cover yet). At some angles she looks like a quail or some other upland game bird. She's a very sweet little bird. She's obviously an escapee from somewhere because she seems imprinted on people because she will climb right up on me and hide under my hand if she gets scared. Right now she is sleeping on the back of my neck under my hair, and one of her wings is clipped. If you can tell me anything about her, I would be so happy! Here's a pic of her in my hand: A pic of her back: Here's where you can see that little comb. It's not real clear, but it is very small and spikey. I know, it's a little cruel I took pictures of her on my stove, but we aren't going to eat her! A side view. She's a little wet because she had been splashing in some water a bit earlier: Her primaries and some of her tail feathers are silver/blue/gray: Don't know if her feet could help ID'ing: And her little stubby tail: She's a very sweet little bird. She's obviously an escapee from somewhere because she seems imprinted on people because she will climb right up on me and if she gets scared she will hide under my hand and peek out. She will let me do anything to her, scratch her head, pick her up, carry her around, pat her feathers, open her wings, scratch under her wings. Right now she is sleeping on the back of my neck under my hair, and one of her wings is clipped. If you can tell me anything about her, I would be so happy!