Rescued Hen. I think a bantam. Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stephanie1992, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    She was bald when i got her. her feathers are coming back. Shes the same size of my bantam cochins. She seems to be a frizzle. but what breed? Lays white eggs. clean legged. single comb


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  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    First of all, well done you for rescuing this little lady. [​IMG]

    Secondly, I would wait until she gets more feathers. She does look small so maybe she is a bantam breed. Frizzle for sure. She will be v pretty! Could be a cross or something. My hens which have silkie in them, lay white small eggs, maybe she has that somewhere in her genetics.
     
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  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    She shouldn't be laying through this large of a molt. I can't imagine why she'd be laying white eggs either. Are you sure they belong to her?

    She looks to be a mixed breed. With frizzles, they seem to be a breed all their own (even if they are a frizzled cochin or a frizzled rock) Most people just call them a frizzle.
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I dont think shes molting. She was in a pen with about 20 other chickens and i think she was picked on. it was over crowded. I know the egg was hers because i had her by herself in a cage to make sure she was safe to put with my birds and she layed a white egg.
     
  5. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her tail and part of her wing look kind of like she's been picked on by other chickens to me. Think it's possible she was coming out of a molt and was hen pecked?
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Frizzles have weird wing feathers like that almost 24/7 She is definitely molting. No doubt about it. She could have been picked on as well, but is molting. Sometimes they will lay through a molt. I have seen it with one of my hens, but she was never molting this bad. [​IMG] Here's my sizzle George. I've had him since April, and he always has weird wing feathers that are pointy and like quills :p
     
  7. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    awww hes cute!
     
  8. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    There's one thing I didn't think of.. She could have a double dose of the frizzle gene and be a frazzle. In which case she will be like that even when she's not molting.
     
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  9. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    ohh i never thought of that. Soo she could stay bald?
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I sure hope not, but it's possible.

    These chickens usually need a warm place in the winter, as they can't regulate body temperatures.
     

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