What breed is Nutmeg?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HoneyNutmeg, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. HoneyNutmeg

    HoneyNutmeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello [​IMG]
    We adopted Nutmeg over 6 months ago and we just put her breed down to 'Isa Brown'.
    But today I was looking at her feathers and I thought to myself, hang on a sec, she has the body structure of an Isa Brown, but not the feathering.
    I started looking at the chicken breeds on this website and found the closest one to it, Barnevelder.
    They have a tip all around the feather, Nutmeg has a line down the middle, and then the colour all around the edge.
    I hope you can see her feathers in this picture, if not I'll have to catch her and take a few photos.

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    She's most likely a cross.. But with what? [​IMG]
     
  2. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    I don't know what she is other than she is VERY pretty. [​IMG]
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    To me she looks like what you SHOULD get if you crossed a welsummer with a partridge rock. I know it doesn't work that way, but she looks to me like a Wellie with partridge lacing.
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I agree with donrae in that I think there might be some Welsummer in her.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd guess partridge rock.
     
  6. fuzziecreatures

    fuzziecreatures Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cross between Partridge Rock and New Hampshire
     
  7. HoneyNutmeg

    HoneyNutmeg Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your input! [​IMG]
    She has definitely got some Partridge Rock in her.
     
  8. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Any chicken can be "partridge" in color. Their breed is determined by their body shape/structure.

    Examples for this are breeds like Silkies, Seramas, Welsummers, Plymouth Rocks etc. but all of them have different body types.
     
  9. off-grid hen

    off-grid hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a welsummer and some partridge rocks, and she looks more welsummer-ish. She's a mutt, and she's absolutely gorgeous!
     

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