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Weird bantam

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by allykay219, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. allykay219

    allykay219 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016

    So a couple months ago I got some Cochin's from a lady they were rejects from a breeding program. ( I posted about another one that was sick) all were black besides this one. It's back end is just weird so I just wanted to know if any one seen any chickens like this before. I figured it was a rooster. But it sleeps in a tree with my oegb rooster and I've seen him breed with it cpl times lol so idk
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 14, 2015
    Northern Colorado
    It looks like a hen from here.. A hen with a broken tail?

    Does she let you move it? It might be why she's a "reject" from the program; her tail is malformed. That is, if its not broken lol... Has she had droopy tail since you got her? If yes, then I would assume its just a defect. I wouldn't breed her though, just in case her wonky genes get passed on.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

    Nov 30, 2014
    Middle Tennessee
    Not a Cochin, and she is a hen... closer pic would help, but she really looks like an Araucana with a partial tail...
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    could be
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    It's a hen. Looks like mixed breed, not Cochin. Maybe some game in there somewhere, but she seems pretty heavy bodied.

    Not sure what's up with that tail. could be an injury, or a deformity. I wouldn't hatch chicks from her, if she's laying.
  6. allykay219

    allykay219 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    I tried to get a closer picture but it's raining and she keeps running away. I'll see if I can tomorrow.

    I wondered if it was a deformity or something. I don't think she's laying yet unless she has a secret hiding place.
  7. allykay219

    allykay219 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    She has been like that since I got her. And I haven't picked her up since I got her. I put the ones I got together in a separate coop after a month or so I started letting them free range and she decided to sleep in a tree and is really skittish. I'm glad she's not a rooster though. I was scared I would have to deal with fighting

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