Look at my new chicken!!!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by My Little Sister's Farm, May 20, 2008.

  1. My mom won her in a raffle at a rabbit show this weekend! What breed is she? (in case someone doesn't realize - she's a stuffed hen, not really alive anymore.)

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    I added the eggs under her. Her previous owner didn't understand how much happier she'd be if she had a purpose. So we put some of our hollowed out eggs under her and she perked right up.

    Isn't she fabulous!
     
  2. Dinos_rock

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  3. Nifty-Chicken

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    That's just fantastic!!!

    I can see the sparkle in her eye!

    BTW, all this talk about stuffed chicken is making me hungry! [​IMG]
     
  4. Wolf-Kim

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    I've seen stuffed chickens on the internet, but I didn't realize people actually had them. My first guess was a bored taxidermist who just had fresh chicken. LOL

    It is very interesting. I wonder what the live hens would think if you stuck that in their nest one night!

    She does look much better with eggs.

    I do not know what breed she is. I wonder what made them decide to immortalize her in the life-like artwork. I wonder if she was very broody in life? Wouldn't that be neat?

    -Kim
     
  5. Wolf-Kim

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    Just took another look.... Isn't it a rooster? Maybe with the larger tail feathers removed.. but look at that saddle... LOL..

    [​IMG] I think it is a rooster made to look like a hen..

    -Kim
     
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  6. there are actually companies making bank with taxidermy roosters. I'm pretty sure it's a hen, if it isn't it should be, she looks better as a girl anyway. the feathers are really girlie in the back but you're right about the saddle being male like. i don't think there were any long tail feathers if it was though, it has too full a tail.

    i think it's a kick and as i want to decorate my dining room in a tuscan chicken theme, i really wanted to have one of my roos and a hen done. now i just need a roo. my mom actually is friends with an award winning taxidermist who has offered to "immortalize" one of my roosters, i will hopefully take him up on that soon as a few of my roosters are getting old and i think they are beautiful enough for display. although i'd be just fine with getting one with a $.25 raffle ticket. although most i've seen look really mean, the roos i mean, i want one that looks regal and like a leader, the Abe Lincoln of roosters, not vicious.
     
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  7. Tutter

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    Wow, they did a good job! And so did you; nice display.
     
  8. SamG347

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    LOL that is really cool! But yes that is a rooster lol [​IMG]
     
  9. KrisRose

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    Yuck. Looks like a Wyandotte. Columbian styled tail but missing the black feathers in its neck. It is a Roo.
     
  10. DTchickens

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    Long hackle (neck feathers) Saddle (Right before the tail). and long tail feathers.. Its a rooster..
     

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