Not an Aracauna

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thirteen, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. Thirteen

    Thirteen Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased a 16 week old hen today - it's not an Aracauna, but I would like to identify its breed.
    Current guesses for me are: light Sussex or possibly a Brahma (although the comb doesn't like right for it).

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    Any ideas would help me greatly - thank you!
    This is the best picture I could take at the time. The hen is very flighty.
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a Sussex. Probably a Coronation Sussex. [​IMG]
     
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    What kind of comb does she have? Does she have feathered legs, and what color are those legs? If she has feathered legs then she is a Brahma. If her legs are clean then she could be a light Sussex, a columbian Wyandotte or columbian Rock. Sussex have white legs and single combs. Columbian Wyandottes have yellow legs and rose combs. Columbian Rocks have yellow legs and single combs. Hard to tell which it is by that picture.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    uh oh- think I see roo feathers... especially down by the tail- the slightly yellowed ones with black streaks in middle like on the neck.

    I think this is a young ROO.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The comb looks like a Brahmas comb, so I'm going to go with Light Brahma. However, what color are the legs? If they are green, this bird could be an Easter Egger, as they can come in this color (well, they can come in any color, actually). And, I'm not so sure that "she" is a hen. The hackles look a little pointy. Could you post some photos of her standing up so that we can see her body shape, hackle feathers, and tail?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I can see those, too. You might want to get a profile pic once it settles down a little.
     
  7. Thirteen

    Thirteen Out Of The Brooder

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    White legs, no pea comb.
    At 16 weeks, I would think the comb and wattles would be more prominent with a rooster.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So probably a light Sussex. Sorry, the pic still isn't good enough for my poor eyes. It doesn't look overtly roosterish in those pics, but I sure thought I saw saddle feathers in the kennel.


    Add---does anyone else's auto correct try to make the word "roosterish" into "roosterfish"? Seriously? What's a roosterfish? may have to look that up and see if it's a real thing...........
     
  9. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes a real thing. the name comes from long fins on their back, somewhat looking like a rooster's tail. Prized sport fish too.

    I agree the new pics looks like a light sussex pullet. but need closer up pictures of neck and saddle region just to make sure because of the first picture in this thread. I do appreciate how hard it is to get good pictures of a bird that does not want to cooperate in any way... have someone else hold the bird?
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I looked them up an man are they ugly! I'll take the rooster any day. At least now I know why my auto correct kept giving me that!
     

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