Is this even a chicken? Albino peafowl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TexChix2, May 9, 2011.

  1. TexChix2

    TexChix2 Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughter's kindergarten teacher found two of these chicks under her car in the preschool parking lot. This is not a rural area, but in the dead center of Dallas in a neighborhood where the median income is over $120,000. The two chicks were docile and allowed her to pick them up and put them in a cardboard box in the classroom. As the only chicken owner amongst the parents, I was summoned to consult. I am stumped. These chicks are huge--easily three times the size of one of my three week old chicks. Pullet sized but the head is still juvenile. The wings are large with smooth white feathers and the tail looks almost like plumage getting ready to take off--not like any chicken tail I've ever seen. However, both chicks have feathered shanks down to their toes and their necks do not seem long enough to qualify them as peafowl. I've had bantams, full sized hens, a few passing roosters, silkies, frizzles, cochins,show girls,naked necks and a range of loveable mutt hens--so I've seen some odd variations, but I have never seen anything like these. Can any one tell me what they are?

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  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Looks like a reguluar ol chicken to me. Maybe an EE without chippie cheeks? Some sort of cross to get the feathered shanks?
     
  3. Ogress

    Ogress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two 3week old Aurawhite chickens that look just like that. Used to have cute little polka dots on them when they were just down, but the feathers covened them up.
    Austrawhite & covered
     
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  4. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Probably a meatie, especially if you said they are really large.
     
  5. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not EEs, but perhaps a cochin cross or a brahma cross? They're definitely chickens, and rather adorable ones at that. Both look like pullets, too. [​IMG]
     
  6. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Giant cochins are a possibility.
     
  7. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely are chickens.. Not sure on the breed though. They look about the size of mine (6 weeks, will be 7 weeks on Wednesday) so maybe they just got lost from somebodys flock? Or somebody dropped them off?
     
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  8. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    Proubly some kids easter chicks,they usally start showing up by now.Might be Cochin.
     
  9. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not meat chickens
     
  10. scottfarm

    scottfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken - Yes.. Cochin , Don't Think So...maybe A Big Egg Laying Chicken, Astrolope Maybe???
     

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