Stumped

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sylverfly, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This hen has me stumped. She is from a group of hens I just bought. She looks similar to the leghorns but not exactly. She has no tail I'm not sure if that's natural or if she just lost her tail feathers at some point. She has a blue ear like a Silkie but not quite as dark but she has none of the Silkie mix traits I'm used to seeing. What do you think?

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  2. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    some kind of mix mutt maybe? good luck.....interesting to see what color eggs she will lay
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    she has a tail, its just missing the feathers right now. As for her ear lobe color, as the chick turns into the hen the ear lobe develops its color and sometimes they will look blueish in color before they finally become white. Shes looking like a pretty well fed young leghorn.
     
  4. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    She is a White Leghorn, too. Her tail feathers have just been pulled out/fallen out naturally. The bluish tint to her earlobe is common in young white ear-lobed birds; it will become whiter as she ages.
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    x3
     
  7. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree with all.
     
  8. Sylverfly

    Sylverfly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, I didn't know the ear could look blue before it turns white, interesting. And the fact that she's a little chunker with a missing tail just threw me off I guess, lol.
     

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