Please help ID breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Redbug55, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Redbug55

    Redbug55 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone ID her breed? This is my first chicken. She is I guess what you consider a rescue, she was living in my sisters neighbors front yard under junk for the last year or so. Constantly being chased by dogs and cats, so we decided to bring her home. She has settled in well and took to her coop seamlessly. I would just like to know what breed she is and wondered why she is so thin. Everyone's chickens seem so plump. I've tried looking at all the breeds but there are so many. Thank you all in advance.

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  2. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and welcome to BYC! I don't know what breed. Is she small or large? I'm sure someone here will recognize exactly what she is.
     
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    Well what a interesting bird!
    I really want to say Sebright, and Langshan, and all kinda of breeds!But if she's a Langshang or a type of Moderen Game, then she is supposed to be thin.

    Good luck!
     
  4. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Certainly has some game breed in her, which would account for her skinniness, but beyond that I'm not sure. Stunning coloration though!
     
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  5. Redbug55

    Redbug55 Just Hatched

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    She is pretty small
     
  6. Redbug55

    Redbug55 Just Hatched

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    With her being a game bird will she cohabitate well with other backyard breeds? We have 4 3-week old chicks in the brooder (2 RIR, 1 Buff Orpington & 1 black sex link). I'm really nervous when it comes time to put them in the coop. She has laid 1 egg since she has been here and before I got her she hatched and raised a chick. I don't know enough to feel confident.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't think she looks skinny, I think that's just her build. If she were underweight, she would't have those nice glossy feathers and that alert look. She looks very healthy to me [​IMG]

    I think she may well be a mix of mixes. There are a lot of things going on there. Lots of game influence, for sure.

    She should do fine with other birds. She may well be top dog, but someone's gotta.
     
  8. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even if she is a bantam breed, they can get along, especially since she's the older one, and the large breeds are babies. I think they'll be just fine. Quarantine her for a while before they meet in case she harbors some illness. Read forums on quarantining new birds and also on introducing new members to the flock. Good luck, let us know how it works out.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    She's gamebird breed or cross. They are usually slender and very fit. What a pretty girl. I've heard they also make great mamas
     

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