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Polka dotted chicken...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jdopler, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, after 2 years of looking, I can't seem to find out what this bird is that made me fall in love with chickens.
    She was featured on the front cover of a book entitled "chickens" authored by Derek Hall. I also saw her on the cover of a Mother Earth News magazine.
    Unfortunately I cannot figure out how to attach a pic of her here but here's a link to the book on amazon.
    can anyone tell me what she may be or if she is a cross what the breeds would be?
    http://www.amazon.com/Chickens-Flex...1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1307835638&sr=1-13#_
     
  2. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what she is but she sure is beautiful [​IMG]
     
  3. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, she is the chicken that made me decide after years of thinking about chickens, that I just had to do it. I'd love to find out if she is a breed or just a mutt, if it could be replicated.
    Visions of a spotted flock running thru my yard...[​IMG]
     
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] yeah I wish there would be a dozen of her running around my yard [​IMG]
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hard to tell from the pic but she could be a California white. They are primarily white with a few scattered black feathers. I have a couple pullets in my grow pen now. She could also be a splash variety of any number of breeds.
     
  6. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may be just the luck of the draw for somebody. Reminds me of my splash Chochins. I have 3 in varying degrees of color.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    I remember that magazine it was featured on. It was some sort of English Hybrid. Sorry, I don't remember the breeds that were crossed to get it though. I remember that much because I too thought it was beauitiful.
     
  8. SeasideSilkies

    SeasideSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    She does look like her color is splash [​IMG] you could always buy the book if you can't firgure it out, I'm sure it says what breed of chicken is on the cover. Good luck, she's really pretty!
     
  9. jdopler

    jdopler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked all through that book when I had it, no mention of her..
    Oh, well, guess i'll just move along with my own beautiful birds.
    thanks every one for your input, and beautiful splash cochin btw!
     
  10. smokeykk

    smokeykk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think its a california white....
     

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