My feral chicken -what breed is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenCindy, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. ChickenCindy

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    [​IMG] This is Winifred, a hen who showed up in my backyard about 6 months ago. Anyone know what breed she is? When the chicks are a bit older I will post pics of them so maybe I can determine which are females and which are males. Thanks!
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get a less blurry photo, with a closer shot of her plummage?

    Does she have a pattern at all?

    Right now, she is probably production red, or simply a barnyard mix, but she might possibly be a hatchery Welsummer...but photo is too blurry for me to see if those patterns are present.

    What color of egg does she lay? (A hatchery Welsummer may lay only a middle brown or tan egg rather than dark brown or brown with dark spots).

    LofMc
     
  3. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure but she almost looks like tinted color like a welsumer but she don't look like a welsumer though
     
  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think she looks like a production red since her tail feathers arnt white
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    If she is feral, she may be the result of several generations of mixed breeding
     
  6. ChickenCindy

    ChickenCindy New Egg

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    [​IMG] I will try to get a better photo of her. It's hard to get too close. But this is what her eggs look like.
     
  7. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do u eat them is it white or light brown as it's hard to tell with the bright light shining on it but it looks white but wanted to make sure
     
  8. ChickenCindy

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    This is the only egg of hers I have ever seen and it was rotten. It was more white than brown. She is good at hiding her eggs. I had seen her just once the 2 weeks before she showed up with 8 chicks.
     
  9. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well when u seen her before she showed up with eight chicks she might have been put running around for food before she went back to her nest of eggs she had hid so I take it that she don't leave ur yard because of the chicks not being able to fly if ur yard is fenced
     
  10. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most feral birds i have seen seems to have lots of game characteristics.
     

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