Pekin - but with bare legs ?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hunkiedorie, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Hunkiedorie

    Hunkiedorie Out Of The Brooder

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    This is Tweeny....she came as a Pekin so I read all I could about them....first of all they can't fly.....oh really.....don't tell her that !! She should have feathered legs - nope nice and clean. What is she as she is the bestest we have had for being friendly although a sandwich is best not eaten in the garden........

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  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    She looks like a mixed breed Old English game bantam to me. Very cute though! All the ones that I have ever had have been very personable birds. Definitely no cochin (what you call pekin) in that bird LOL!
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    She is cute,but looks more like a bantam game type hen.
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks like she also has a poof on her head??
    Do you know what color egg she lays?
     
  5. Hunkiedorie

    Hunkiedorie Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she has a quiff on her head and lays cream eggs....her chest is very broad and her tail sticks up like a wee sail
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    possibly a game cross then if she lays cream eggs. Pekins/cochins lay brown.

    Trying to think of what lays a cream/white egg and has a poof....... polish, houdan, silkie,......
     
  7. Hunkiedorie

    Hunkiedorie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you ever so much for your input....looks like she is a one-off ! She did run with a family with a silkie cockerel but they got a poodle - need I say more ? That is why we brought her to live with us. I have bought a dozen Nankin eggs which have 10 days to go so keep your fingers crossed. Thanks again
     
  8. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    Though Tweeny is not a Pekin she is very pretty. Good luck with your Nankin eggs [​IMG]

    Oh and just for the record, here are some pics one of my Pekin hens Silvia. She is what some call Silver laced others Silver partridge in colour.
    She is a little different to my others as she lays a very special coloured egg, which I was suprised to see, since I seem to remember hearing that coloured earlobes means coloured eggs, and white earlobes means white eggs. This has held true to all my other birds...except this little hen.

    Silvia the Pekin Bantam hen free ranging
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    Silvia in nest box
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    She lays a lovely pure white egg, so err, Pekins can lay white eggs after all [​IMG]
     
  9. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silvia is gorgeous! I love her colouring!
    I was also confused when someone mentioned that pekins lay white eggs because my pekin pullet lays a white egg.
     
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OMG she looks just like my Sylvia. Guess its common to name silver penciled or laced birds Sylvia. And Hunkie dont know what your little one is except very cute. By the way she really wants to share your sandwich [​IMG]
     

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