Mom's WEIRD Mystery Hen.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bleenie, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    We got this girl as a "baby" (a couple months old) from a family in the next town, their daughter was raising & selling them to help pay for something she really wanted. We ended up buying some Purebred Polish & Japanese chickens from her and this girl... She was supposed to be a White Japanese, lol.

    Well needless to say, she is not a Jap. We have no idea what this strange, crazy, freaky little hen is!! She is a CHUNK though, totally solid but very small. She also has a very different looking head.. almost no comb and no waddles so far either. I was thinking maybe she was some type of meat bird or cross? What do you guys think?

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some form of Cornish.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is Bantam Cornish (mixed colors or cross).Boy for sure
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm thinking Cornish also.

    And poor girl, she's had her beak clipped and it looks like she may have been dubbed.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Well she was about 2-3 months old when we bought her so she should start laying soon (but i know nothing about Cornish) since we bought her early this year.

    Can they Dub them & Clip the beaks when they're hatchlings? I thought that her comb looked weird and her beak looked a bit too small but i figured it was a breed thing since we've had her since she was pretty young.

    She doesn't have any "Rooster Feathers", not on the neck, saddle or tail So I am pretty sure it's a hen. She also doesn't crow.
     
  6. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New2chooks, I'm very disappointed, for first time you don't support me. [​IMG] Look at the 3rd picture, all his back is full of creamy-yellow rooster feathers. You can not expect from Cornish to have Jappanese tail.
     
  7. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    She has those yellow feathers all over her in patches, I also thoguht it was a Very roo-ish color pattern. If it's a rooster, what age do Cornish start crowing? because this one isn't yet, there's no spur nubbs & the feathers all look hen-like.
     
  8. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think in next mont or so you will know for sure.Cornish grow fast but mature slow
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Hmmm, you may be right. [​IMG] I was focused on the beak/comb. I guess everybody has an "off" day sometime. [​IMG]

    And no, I wouldn't expect a Cornish to have a japanese tail.[​IMG]
     
  10. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But I still think you are very expirienced chicken person.And I think it is time for you to change your name.You are not new to chooks!
     

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