I think I might have a game bird. Pls help??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Raeleefamily, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Raeleefamily

    Raeleefamily Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given two chicks yesterday. The brown one is almost fully feathered and I was told 10 weeks old. She does have down underneath. She is the size of my 4 week old bantam Cochin. Anyone know what I have? Someone mentioned brown leghorn on another post but this chick is really small for how old she is. Pls help, thanks[​IMG]

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  2. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummer or brown leghorn, there are a few breeds that look like that. One of mine looks similar and is the smartest chicken I own!
     
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  3. Raeleefamily

    Raeleefamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Did yours get to be full size?
     
  4. That Quail Lady

    That Quail Lady Out Of The Brooder

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    It has the coloring of a welsummer but I dont think that's what it is, those legs are telling me game bird, some kind of mix breed mabey
     
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  5. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No she's a peanut! I have her in with all different size chickens and she's fine. She's five years old and still lays eggs a few times a week.
     
  6. Raeleefamily

    Raeleefamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome, thanks. I will stop worrying
     
  7. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's my girl Peeps
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The chick in question does not have the right skin color for Leghorn or Welsummer. It's an Old English game bantam, and is only about 4 to 6 weeks old, judging by the down still on the head. The hens make great little broodies.
     
  9. diamond8s

    diamond8s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow didn't even think of that breed! Yes. There's so many different breeds out there!! I wonder what Peeps is? I had someone tell me once but I cannot remember.
     
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