Sussex? Game? Pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Julie_A, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Julie_A

    Julie_A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Brewton, Ala.
    What am I?

    Last edited: Sep 21, 2009
  2. scott in ohio

    scott in ohio Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2009
    Looks like you might have a mute. Combination of mutation and mutt. These birds are usually the best of all worlds unless you get a flighty one. They normally are sterile if they are cocks, fantastic if they are hens and almost always give you the same girls. Watch and see if she takes all the eggs and sits on them. If she does, she will be very docile, very aggresive at the sight of laying mash (yes, they can tell) and slightly under weight. All of these are signs of an excellent layer and a hen that will produce live chicks for 5+ years and edible eggs for at least 5 yrs. As with all chickens, I do not advise eating anything less than hard boiled if your bird is over 4 yrs. old. If she turns out to be flighty, try and maintain as long as possible and collect eggs for incubation(if you have one), these are prized by all neighbors who love or know a mother hen
  3. scott in ohio

    scott in ohio Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 21, 2009
    Forgot to note: all hens with high yellow-orange legs are usually dark brown, early, large volume medium to large eggers
  4. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 4, 2008
    SW New Hampshire
    Quote:What is the reason behind this???
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    She is a spangled colored game of some sort.. American game bantam or Old English game bantam looking at her size and the size of the waterer..
    She should lay a lightly tinted to a white egg...

  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    My first guess is a speckled OEG or American game. She's not a bantam OEGB, but if she is a bantam, my guess would be dutch with those white earlobes of hers.
  7. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    She looks to have a pea comb. With that being said, she is a spangled game hen (possible cross).
  8. obe10

    obe10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    Irmo, South Carolina
    this is wierd but it looks like a mix between an ancona and a japanese bantam
  9. pattypenny

    pattypenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2007
    Scott in Ohio, I never heard of this please explain.....mute Combination of mutation and mutt.
  10. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    scott in ohio;
    Looks like you might have a mute.

    What are you talking about 'mute' ?

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Mute may refer to:
    Muteness, a speech disorder in which a person lacks the power of articulate speech
    Mute, a silent letter in phonology
    Mute, a 2005 film
    Mute (death customs), a professional mourner in Victorian and other European cultures
    Mute (music), a device used to alter the sound of a musical instrument
    Mute Records, a record label in the United Kingdom
    MUTE, a peer-to-peer file-sharing network
    Mute Magazine, a United Kingdom arts magazine
    Mute (album), a 2000 compilation album from Hush Records featuring several indie rock acts
    Mute (The Twilight Zone), an episode of The Twilight Zone

    Combination of mutation and mutt.

    Are you saying it is a mutated mutt?
    If so where is the mutation?

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009

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