The mystery hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickypoo, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. chickypoo

    chickypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we got this little girl she was in a big tub of straight run chicks from a hatchery. She is about 17-19 weeks old and hasn't started laying yet. She is smaller than the golden sex link hens we have, is a good flyer and is kind of nervous, she doesn't like people. I think she is some kind of bantam but I have looked and looked and can't find anything! She doesn't really cluck either, she has a harsh cackle sound.
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  2. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Could it be a hamburgh? I dont know about them, but they are supposed to be flighty. They are not a bantam but they are a small type of chicken. Do not take my word as hard fact, it is just a guess.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Not sure what she is either, but love that color!
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow, I have no idea what she is, but she is cool looking! [​IMG]

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  5. FFA Mom

    FFA Mom New Egg

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    I don't know a lot about chickens but there are bantam variety hamburgs, my daughter has a silver spangled full sized hamburg hen.
    Your little hen looks similar to the picture of a golden spangled hamburg bantam hen in the American Poultry Association's American Standards of Perfection book we have.
     
  6. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CAn you call up the hatchery and find out what kinds of chickens--small regular or bantam breeds that they hatch out? It might point you in the right direction....
     
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a gold spangled hamburg.
     
  8. FFA Mom

    FFA Mom New Egg

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    I scanned the picture of the golden spangled hamburg hen from our American Standard of Perfection book so you could compare.
     
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  9. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be a hamburg... not as much black though...

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  10. chickypoo

    chickypoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait, you mean I have possibly stumped the powers that be on BYC??? [​IMG]

    Well if it helps at all here are the only pictures I have of her as a chick. They aren't really good but who knows. Before she got the feathers in her body was dark grey and her head was bright gold, like in the picture.
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