Stray Chicken - breed and gender if you can help, please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stoutfamily, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    So today I saw an interesting sight. I pulled up to my house and there was an extra chicken running around! [​IMG] We don't have a fenced in yard, and my two girls roam around freely, so, on the flip side, any old animal could also walk up. However, I've never seen this chicken before today. It's friendly, but seems weary at the same time. The poor thing is SKINNY and has deformed toes (one toe is even half missing). [​IMG] It hasn't left my yard all day, so I'm not sure if it has a place to go, or where it came from.
    My guess is it's in the 10-15 week range, because it's about the size my chickens were at that age, but I'm not sure.
    I think it's adopted us, so I am interested in finding out what breed and gender you all think it is.
    I know these aren't the best pictures, but it won't let me get too close to it. Any advice would be appreciated, as I know ABSOLUTELY nothing about this chicken. Thanks in advance!

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  2. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Black Australorp pullet to me [​IMG]. Get some food in its belly! haha
     
  3. XilverAngel

    XilverAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say pullet, but i can't tell its breed [​IMG]
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a pullet. With her in the shade I can't see well enough to guess a breed.
     
  5. stoutfamily

    stoutfamily Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are some face photos through my window. The chicken is sleeping on the window ledge outside. [​IMG]

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    It's definitely black, I just wish I had gotten better photos of it. I will try again tomorrow to capture a better one.
     
  6. hmmcc123

    hmmcc123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I think she is an Australorp. We have two and she looks just like they did at that age. Cute!
     
  7. Lbrad7

    Lbrad7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black Australorp would be my guess, but it's really difficult to tell from the pics.
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think Australorp also, if it is here is what she will look like after you feed her well:

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  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I'm not sure what breed she is, but I just had to say...that photo reminds me of a ghost story I saw on TV the other day. "Daddy, the face is in the window!! AAAA!" [​IMG]
     

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