Need breed ID

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morglez, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if someone could clue me in on the breed of this chicken. I think it's a female, but not 100% sure since I am new to all this, lol. She(?) just randomly showed up on our property a couple weeks ago, and hasn't left. We have a flock of our own, so we don't mind this one joining. I have been leaving feed and water out for it. Our flock hasn't fully accepted her yet, but they are letting her hang around. She has found a tree in the fenced in portion of our property to perch in at night that keeps her safe, so I feel better about that. Since it is looking like we have a new addition, I was curious about the breed. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    I'd say hatchery quality Blue Andalusian. Definitely a pullet.
     
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  3. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    Right after posting this, I got confirmation on sex... found a pretty white egg in the nesting box. All my girls lay brown, so I know it was hers, lol.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha but, please don't allow her to roost in trees, chickens don't want to move in the dark - so she would be a sitting duck to owls or raccoons, etc.
     
  5. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    Unfortunately it's not by choice. We don't have anywhere else to put her, and even if we did, she won't let us get close to her to catch her. Luckily we don't have a problem with owls, and raccoons don't go into the fenced portion of our yard, because of our horse. That's where the tree is. If it was up to us, she would be in the coop with the other chickens. Hopefully soon the others will allow her to join the flock so she can roost with them at night.
    Also, thanks for the breed ID :)
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I have a question. The ear lobes are not white but she laid a white egg? I thought white egg layers has white lobes? Somebody clear up my confusion, thanks!
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks to be a young bird. And she looks to developing white earlobes.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She doesn't have the classic white enamel lobes, true. I think it's likley just a hatchery quality thing, were she a breeder's bird she'd not be used in the breeding pen.

    It does look like the center of her lobes are white. I think is't just a flaw, not necessarily a mix. Mixing a white egger with any other color is going to give you that other color egg, so mixed breeding is pretty easy to see.
     
  9. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed that about the ear lobes as well. It looks like they are white in the middle, and red on the outer edges. Interesting :)
     

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