Small red hen- What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by learycow, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this small red hen in an assortment of chicks. I got them back in May. She is about 2/3 the size of my white leghorns that I got with her. Originally I though it was a bright red NH Red, but she hasn't grown. She doesn't have a tail either. I'm not sure if she's supposed to look that way or if the others pick at her as she never really grew a tail to begin with.
    She has large eyes and white earlobes. And guesses? I am stumped!
     
  2. iluvorpingtons

    iluvorpingtons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she is a mix of chicken breeds??? I honestly don't know.
     
  3. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one! I'm no chicken expert but I can compare pictures and such. Plus I've had chickens for years, always a different assortment. But this one has me stumped! I have NO CLUE what she is!
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    were did you get her?

    looks like a rumpless breed
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    this is a Splash Andalusian pullet
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  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's a Dutch Bantam that is getting picked on and having her tail feathers pulled out. If she's not getting picked on, then it's possible she had a genetic deformity that resulted in her tail never forming.
     
  6. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hdowden- I got her from McMurrays. I ordered their 25 rainbow layers back in May. She's the only one I haven't been able to identify!
     
  7. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She appears to be their "Bantam Rhode Island Red" ...
     
  8. learycow

    learycow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here she is as a chick. In the group picture, shes the bright red one in the middle
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    if she has a tail that is getting plucked out you will be able to feel a bump there where the tail should be, if she is a ture tail less bird there will be no bump

    if you can take a picture of where her tail should be but have someone hold her wings open so we can see the tail area [​IMG]
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIRs have red ears though. There's very few bantam breeds with those bright white ears.
     

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