Please identify my Chicken's Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lhossler, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. lhossler

    lhossler New Egg

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    Hello,
    I need some help in trying to identify a chicken I have rescued. She has a particularly long neck and runs like a "road runner'. She is yellow skin based and has a cute mohawk like muff on top.
    I would appreciate any help with her,
    Thanks
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's adorable!

    Are you in the US? I'm going to assume yes. If you're in Great Britain or Australia she may be some breed or mix I don't recognize right off.

    She's a mixed breed hen. With the crest and beard, I'd be tempted to say silkie mix, but those usually have feathered legs, black skin and five toes. She could be mixed enough to have lost those characteristics, but I wouldn't expect to see that much beard/muffs still, either.

    Do you know what color eggs she lays?

    My best guess from what I can see is something like an Easter egger/Polish cross, but not sure if that cross would have the light legs she has.

    I'd love to have some like her--I've gotta say the tophatted birds are kind of growing on me!
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I was also thinking Easter Egger cross, maybe with polish, or even maybe Spitzhauben.
     
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  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    X2,definatley some strong EE influence in it
     
  5. lhossler

    lhossler New Egg

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    Thank you so much. We live in Washington State US. Kira (her name) is not laying at this time. Since we rescued her from a neighboring neighborhood, we think she might be a little traumatized and not laying. Her vent and stool look healthy and we also keep our hens under lights during the dark seasons. We are waiting to see if she even does lay. She is fun to watch and she will always have a home with us regardless.
    So she is our project. :)
     
  6. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Personally id say no EE at all. That my friend is an appenzeller x bellgian d'ucles i would say
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    We'll she looks jut like an EE I had a few years ago minus the crest. And it looks to large to be mixed with a d,icicle. Plus it should have some little Stubbs if it was mixed with a d'uccle, considering the fact that they have feathered legs.
     
  8. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOt always will it have a little stubbs. The muffs and much of the colouring is like a millie belgian d ucles
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Ok......Easter eggers have beards too. (Feather legs dominate trait). Anyways the OP seems happy with their chicken. I have no further comments. :)
     
  10. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that ees have beards but its just the colour of the bird is like a belgian. It dosent have to be an f1 cross meaning that the dominant feather legs might not be in this birds genes.
     

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