mystery chicken

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NumbleNuggets, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. NumbleNuggets

    NumbleNuggets Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of days ago we found a chicken in our suburban backyard. We have no idea where she came from, but she is not interested in leaving. She allows us to pet her, sits next to our cat, and pecks at the back patio door as if asking to be let in. She also follows my boyfriend (the first one to feed her) wherever he goes in the yard. She immediately took up sleeping in our partially enclosed patio on a windowsill, ironically looking in on our lightly chicken-themed kitchen.

    She appears to be a pullet, small in size with golden coloring, a black tail and black outlining to many of her feathers on her back. She also has some black under her wings and yellowy-pink legs. Any thoughts?

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  2. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
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    Could be a Golden laced Wyandotte or A sebright?

    Take a digital picture of the bird, load onto your computer, go to uploads (up on top of this page), click browse, click on the picture from your computer that you want, and the size. Once it uploads, take the IMG code, copy it (right click). Come back to this post. Hit edit, and paste the code into the post.
    Good luck!
    Christina
     
  3. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    if u have a pic click on my email button by my avitar and send me it as an attachment and i'll upload and post it for ya. [​IMG]
     
  4. NumbleNuggets

    NumbleNuggets Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome and advice! Got some pictures for ya... see what you think?
     
  5. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:First: [​IMG]
    Could be a Golden laced Wyandotte or A sebright?

    Take a digital picture of the bird, load onto your computer, go to uploads (up on top of this page), click browse, click on the picture from your computer that you want, and the size. Once it uploads, take the IMG code, copy it (right click). Come back to this post. Hit edit, and paste the code into the post.
    Good luck!
    Christina

    Can't be a Sebright, they have rosecombs and are laced. Can't be a wyandotte, they are also laced and the body shape is too gamey which leads me to think it's an Old English Game bantam or a cross.
     
  6. NumbleNuggets

    NumbleNuggets Out Of The Brooder

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    Looked up old english game bantams and she looks just like a ginger red. I think you got it! You're good! I thought that bantams always had feathers on their feet- is that just the roosters, is it a maturation thing or does it just come with certain types of bantams?
     
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  7. TreeFever

    TreeFever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is so pretty!
    You're lucky she lets you touch her.
    Have you asked around to see if anyone is missing her?
     
  8. sweetpeasmom

    sweetpeasmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I am no expert but she looks a lot like my little banty cross hen that someone gave me last year.
     
  9. chickNjake

    chickNjake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about Quail or Ginger Red OEGB?

    Quail(feathersite)>[​IMG][​IMG]

    and Red Ginge(bantychicken.com)r>[​IMG]
     
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  10. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:Different kind of bantams have feathered feet, but Standard breeds also have them.

    Bantam ex: d'uccles, bantam brahmas, bantam cochins

    Standards ex: Brahma's, Cochins. There are others. (just can't think of them [​IMG])
     

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