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Little Orphan Annie—what breed and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by harrisville chicken, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor called me this morning, her grandpa has a bantam chicken wandering around his backyard. No clue as to where it came from at all. Nobody claimed it in a door to door inquiry. So we have it in our old coop for now (for medical quarantine and acclimation to our existing 4 hens).
    She's a mild mannered little thing with a good appetite. (I hope it's a she, no roosters allowed in my neighborhood.) The black feathers have a blue/green sheen to them in the sunlight that shows pretty well in these photos.
    Any idea of the breed or gender?

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  2. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Possibly some sort of game cross? Looks sort-of roosterish to me though... But I have been known to make a mistake before [​IMG] I think it looks like there are pointy saddle feathers and are those 2 sickle feathers sticking out of the tail? Don't quote me on anything [​IMG] I've got no money on this guess, but I'm sure someone will be more help!!
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    She is a he.

    It appears to be an Indian Game or a Dark Cornish male.
     
  4. Hippie Chickie

    Hippie Chickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will be a lovely dinner. The saddle feathers look pointy to me!
     
  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Quote:I was also thinking cornish, but didn't want to say that, figured I would be even further off base, but I guess not!
     
  6. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

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    500% ALL Boy! and very game looking.
     
  7. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering about it being a rooster also as I sorted through the photos and seeing it's head held up.

    Any more opinions?
     
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  8. harrisville chicken

    harrisville chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is "game looking"?
     
  9. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rather a handsome gentleman. Sorry.
     
  10. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    what is "game looking"?

    Trim and thin but muscular...a bit tall?​
     

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