What breed/gender is this stray we rescued?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kittkatzi, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. kittkatzi

    kittkatzi New Egg

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    This guy was wandering around my backyard for a couple of days, and I live on a main road so my mum came down and helped me catch it. It'll be living with her if it's a hen, or we'll find it a new home if it's a rooster. I was wondering if anyone could tell at least which breed it is? It looks like an adolescent so we can't really tell if it's hen or rooster, but we're thinking hen. Sorry about crappy phone quality, it's still a bit skittish near people.

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  2. kittkatzi

    kittkatzi New Egg

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    We're thinking it might be a Blacktail of some form, after some research, which means it's a hen.
     
  3. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    I can't remember the breed, but I would say hen. She's beautiful though :)

    ETA- she looks like a Wellsummer. That's the breed I was thinking of lol
     
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  4. kittkatzi

    kittkatzi New Egg

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    I looked up Welsummer and I think you might be right, which is good because now we can keep her :D thanks!
     
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    100% hen but not really looking like a welsummer
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Brown Leghorn hen The white earlobes tell me it's a Leghorn and not a Welsummer. Also the shape/ body size.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed breed hen. She has the wrong body type for a Leghorn, and the wrong earlobe color for a Welsummer.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Exactly.
    Good news is she's 100% hen.
     

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