Well, it's Bantam.....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FussyHen, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. FussyHen

    FussyHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday morning I let my six hens out of the coop. Late yesterday afteroon, I found seven.

    Number Seven is a beautiful little hen in full plumage, a bright, rich russet head and body, with a black tail. Short and cobby, with an upright tail, white legs, regular comb.

    Leghorn?

    Sorry, no photo capability.
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leghorn have yellow legs rather than white, im thinking old english game bantam is a possiblity.

    Japanese bantams and seramas both have yellow legs too.
     
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  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    A yellow-legged hen that has been laying eggs for a few months may have white legs.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    My first guess would be that she's an Old English Game or a mix of OEG. They have white skin, and tend to be the most commonly found "wild" chickens because they are hardy and can survive well without caretakers.
     
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  5. FussyHen

    FussyHen Out Of The Brooder

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    The gamebirds are waaay too long, front to back. This one is as short in that direction as a chicken can be. And her tail is the shortest upright type, and looks like someone just dipped her whole tail in black paint.

    I went through Google Images for both game hens and bantams, and nothing was very close. So I'm assuming that she's just a very pretty little mix. I don't think I've ever seen a chicken that SHINY -- very healthy-looking feathers.

    My Columbian Wyandottes are making faces at her and calling her the "runt", so she's been hanging with the Ancona ducks.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    A photo would help us identify your mystery hen. [​IMG]
     
  7. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe Japanese?

    From Cackle Hatchery site:
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