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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by redwitch, Feb 4, 2016.
And thank you again. I think may be laying light brown eggs. Thanks so much
Agreed; Dark Cornish.
I normally would agree with the fine BYC'ers above, and maybe I've been sipping the Kool-aide too much, but I do not see a Dark Cornish hen.
Body type looks totally wrong in that photo, so does head type, legs, chest, and color...more blue silver than mahogony brown with gold (and yeah, maybe my monitor is off too but my photo check had the right color tones).
I'm actually seeing a single laced Silver Barnevelder....head is right for that, so are legs and body.
I would want to see another profile shot in a more natural upright stance, and a shot that exposes the chest more and upper legs to be convinced that it is a Dark Cornish.
It just doesn't have the typical wide chest with heavy legs of the Cornish, nor the typical "buggy" eye look, even for a "light" Cornish.
Not all Barnevelders lay the darker eggs...and as this looks to be lesser quality in lacing...it wouldn't be top line so wouldn't likely be producing the darker egg.
But that's my final answer....Silver Laced Barnevelder hen.
Where did you get her?
To show you what I mean...scroll to the Silver Laced and note body types
and here are some SLB's project types as breeders work to get to that nice lacing...your bird looks incomplete lacing
Looked at this on a different screen, and it doesn't look as silver blue, but it still doesn't suggest body type for Dark Cornish.
It my be, but I am still thinking not. If it is brown with gold lacing, it may be a double laced Barnevelder, again without great lacing, hatchery quality.
Possibly a partridge wynadotte
You are absolutely correct. She is NOT a dark cornish. She is MUCH too small to be a dark cornish.
Comb type comes into question now.
Rosecomb could indicate Wyandotte, but she is too dark for most Partridge Wyandotte...her hackles are black like a Barnevelder not gold. Plus unless young pullet, not heavy enough either.
Single comb will be Double Laced Barnevelder, which is what I think she is.
Pea comb would bring me back to Dark Cornish, but totally wrong body type.