What breed and gender is this bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blakester, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Blakester

    Blakester New Egg

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    Hi,
    First of all I will fill you in on how I got the bird.

    I do a paper delivery every morning, yesterday morning I saw a chicken walking on the lawn of one of the units I deliver to. I came back today, and noticed it sitting about 2 metres high in a tree. I thought I should bring it home (I already have 3 chickens - Isa Brown, White Leghorn, and Australorp) Before I took it I asked one of the people who lived nearby if anyone she knew had them, she said someone had dumped a few chickens near where I found it. So i brought it home and immediately gave it some seed. It was starving. I need to know if this is a rooster or hen, as I live in a unit and can't have a rooster. Also I would like to know the breed out of curiousity.
    Also an approximate age if possible, I understand this would be hard to know.

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  2. NosiphoChooks

    NosiphoChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess at some sort of old english game bantam mix and I think its a hen. But i am a newbie so might be wrong, maybe get someone else's opinion too.
     
  3. Ronithailand

    Ronithailand Out Of The Brooder

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    I am in no way an expert, but I think it a Japanese Bantam hen.
     
  4. Blakester

    Blakester New Egg

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    Thank you both so much for your replies, glad to hear that 2 people think its a hen :D
    Also, is the white on its earlobe normal? Just want to make sure it isn't a disease or something.
     
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  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    The white earlobe is a characteristic of many white egg-laying breeds [​IMG] Looks like another mysterious "rose comb red leghorn hen"... not sure that it's possible for her to be that breed, but that's what I think she looks like.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    First, it's a hen.
    Second, it's at least part Dutch bantam. Body shape, the white earlobe, etc are from that. The comb shows some mixed breeding, as does the leg color. When you were asking about the white lobe, doesn't your leghorn have a similar white lobe? She should.
    Age......meh. She's adult, at least 6 months, after that I got nothing.
     
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  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 may have some rosecomb in her as well.
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto to what Donrae said. She's a Dutch/Rosecomb cross. Pretty girl.
     
  9. Blakester

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    Thanks so much guys...looks like i'm keeping her!
     

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