My mystery lady... looks like quail to me

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamachicken888, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. mamachicken888

    mamachicken888 Songster

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    This one has me stumped, but that's not hard to do since I'm a newbie to chicken farming.

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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    She does look quailish.....That chick does have a Bobwhite look to it! But she's a chicken.....See that single comb? But I do see what you're noticing! [​IMG]
     
  3. EE maybe?
     
  4. mamachicken888

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    Well, if she is an EE, she sure don't look like her sisters.[​IMG] Here's one of my EE's and she is twice as big as 'Mystery Lady'.

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  5. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Sussex Roo?
     
  6. Chinchilla2

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    Where'd ya get her from? That looks a bit like the pics of speckled sussexes I've seen. I was looking at chick pics one day and even my 8y/o wanted to know how the nice lady (in the pic) got such a big bobwhite baby.
     
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  7. mamachicken888

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  8. mamachicken888

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    Quote:Haha Chin... my hubby ordered them on-line and they came as an 'assortment pack'... and are they EVER! We ordered 2 dozen, got 25, and lost 4 right away. Poor little things just never would start drinking or eating. They were so weak - we did everything we could incuding trying to dropper feed them water. We had a funeral a day for the first 3 days, then 2 days later had the last one. It seems like the rest are pretty healthy - with the exception of one lady with a prolapse. But she is eating and drinking so we're hoping she makes it.
     
  9. fshinggrl

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    My first thought was a welsummer cockerel but sussex looks similar. EEs can look so different. I would think thought that it is male.
     

  10. Blue

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    I don't know on the breed, but I'm sure that's a little cockerel there. The comb is way too big for it to be a pullet at that age.
     

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