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The wild chickens of Yuba City, CA

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blue_dingo, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Blue_dingo

    Blue_dingo Chirping

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    ADA3CD74-F28B-4D96-B39F-B525D3DFA31D.jpeg 323208D6-7BEF-4AB4-A478-DC8A42B37EC1.jpeg What are these bad boys? They are all over the town of Yuba City in the central valley, and have naturalized heavily on the south side of town.

    Im sure they are a mix of some kind but here are the most common types I could find. Hens generally come in two colors, black and gold/buff with the males being red w the classic rooster dark green sickles. Chicks are buff and black as well. American game fowl? Jungle fowl? Leghorns? What do we got??
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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Enabler

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    Are you considering catching a few and raising in you backyard???
    Nice looking chickens. Feral chickens tend to be healthy, since only the strongest survive.
    I certainly would get a few for my flock.:thumbsup
    Hawaii also has a large feral chicken population.
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :welcome
     
  3. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    They are feral Old English Games.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Crossbred, heavy game influence.
     
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  5. Blue_dingo

    Blue_dingo Chirping

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    The thought has definitely crossed my mind, that has got to be some sturdy stock. Considering the hens are broody as all get out they would be great brooders to boot. My big worry would be parasites though, so I am thinking eggs would be they way to go. Cant wait to be that guy in a parking lot with binoculars trying to find a chicken nest lol.

    Old english games sure are versatile! This is a pretty successful population.
     
  6. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Poor chickens. Reminds me of stray cats; usually can survive pretty well, but with a shortened lifespan and often a painful death.
     

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