What breed is this and is it rare?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OkapisRule, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this chicken at a poultry auction and ended up paying $15 for it! It's probably rare because of this and because I can't find what it is anywhere else, so I posted this forum. (it's a pullet in case you wondered the age and gender.)[​IMG] If anyone could help me, I'd appreaciate it!
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Didn't the auction list what breed it was?

    Dawn

    Edited to add: Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I'm assuming it is a standard size.
    This is a game pullet.
    She could be from just about any bloodlines. My guess would be that she is not purebred, but a cross of different bloodlines. There are a couple of bloodlines that are strictly spangled, but if she were pure, the seller would have said so & she wouldn't have sold for only $15.00.

    A man I know just sold 2 purebred Spangled roosters for $500.00 each.

    Jean
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks like a cross to me.
    The majority of its coloring is Mille Fleur, but it's a bit off to be true mille fleur (the brownness makes me think its not pure bred) and looks alot like an old english cross. Just my uneducated two cents. XD
     
  5. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I just wanted to say it is a very pretty bird what every it's breed is. Love the coloring on it. Is it a bantam or standard?
     
  6. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitly standard. And the auction didn't say what breed it is.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She's beautiful, whatever she is. She has the look of an Old English Game hen with semi-mille-fleur coloring.
     
  8. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    Oh, and by the way...she is very pretty & you should be proud to have her. She will produce many pretty colored chicks.

    Jean
     
  9. OkapisRule

    OkapisRule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I breed her, though, it would be very hard to find her own kind to breed her with [​IMG]
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Welcome to BYC fellow Georgian!
    You don't have to breed her with one of her kind, you can get some interesting crosses with her.

    You did alright pricewise on her, laying hens average $10-$15 in our area.

    Now you have to get her some buddies to socialize with... Welcome to the addiction [​IMG]
     

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