New Additions HELP ID!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maddie4989, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. maddie4989

    maddie4989 In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2016
    Because I just can't say no, I acquired a gorgeous new hen and her 6 chicks a few days ago! They came without any background info, they were just dropped off by someone who knew I had chickens and said, "We thought she had gotten out and was gone for good but then she showed up with these chicks. We can't care for chicks" I just couldn't say no!

    Momma is a fiercely devoted momma, GORGEOUS, completely white, beautiful brown eyes and green feet! What breed could she possibly be?? An Easter Egger maybe?

    Is it too soon to make guesses on the chicks? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Chicks are probably mixed breeds. Momma looks like an Easter Egger mix, might have some Old English in her with the way she holds her wings and tail. And that has got to be the dumbest reason to dump a hen. The best part of a broody is that she does all the work of taking care of the chicks. The human doesn't have to do a thing.
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Their loss, your gain. What a lovely hen she is.
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Agree 100% with Junebuggena.

    Might have some EE with the willow legs, but I'm seeing game influence too with the wings and the tail and general body carriage.

    And couldn't agree more...dumbest reason ever to dump a broody hen. They do all the work, especially game mixes. Best mommas ever.

    Your life is easy peasy. Just let momma take care of those little ones, and she'll grow them into fine young birds for you.

    She just needs a safe location, out of direct inclement weather, no heat necessary, good food and water (recommend chick starter for all).

    As to babes...mixed breeds.

    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    Possibly a Japanese mix with that tail.

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