Possible White Bresse or...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sp0iledFl0ck, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Sp0iledFl0ck

    Sp0iledFl0ck Out Of The Brooder

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    Rescued a small white hen a few days ago, large red single comb, blue-grey feet; lays large white eggs with slight pink tint. Very docile. Seems pretty tame, but was very dehydrated and hungry; she's being quarantined away from my flock for a couple weeks. Thought maybe it was the Canadian variety of White Bresse, but her comb is much larger than a lot of pictures I've seen of them. I initially thought it was a small rooster because of the large comb, but no spurs or pinned hackles, plus I got the first egg this morning. (I'm in Calif., btw) Will try and post a photo when I can. Never seen anything like it at my local feed stores. Ideas?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She could also be a California blue foot which is an imitation of the Bresse breed, but pictures would help.
     
  3. Sp0iledFl0ck

    Sp0iledFl0ck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, I will get some photos tonight. I did look up images of both the Bresse and the Calif. Blue Foot; her comb is much larger, which is why initially I thought she was a roo. Will post pix ASAP.
     
  4. Sp0iledFl0ck

    Sp0iledFl0ck Out Of The Brooder

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    Now that she's cleaned up and healthy, I still am not sure what breed, probably mixed; she's small, but not a bantam. She lays enormous eggs, and is extremely sweet. I've called her Mina. Due to her size, I was a bit afraid my to top hen/bosses would hurt her, but alas, she fought back, and has earned some respect, even chest bumping the big, New Hampshire Roo. We adore her.
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The small size, large comb, white egg and kinda white color all point to a leghorn mix. That's a much more likely background than something fairly exotic like a bresse, or even the blue foot.
     
  6. Sp0iledFl0ck

    Sp0iledFl0ck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I was wondering .... but I thought Leghorns were big? She's used to being handled, and runs up to me, likes attention; adore her!
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope, leghorns are little, lightweight birds. Bred to churn out large eggs on minimal feed for the egg industry. They usually only go 3-4lbs I think.
     
  8. Sp0iledFl0ck

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    Ah, okay, thanks for the information. Well, she's safe now, and will be spoiled...like the rest.
     
  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2, I find Leghorns to be smaller than expected.
     
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  10. Mossman11

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    Bresse farms online has eggs chicks and pullets in all colors, very nice people they can help you
     

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