What breed is this Banty hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by janelle18, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got this hen dropped off. I wasn't around when she got dropped off and I said to just leave her in the barn. I couldn't find her for forever and finally it occurred to me to look up! [​IMG]
    Any idea what breed she is! I put her in a pen with my 9 week old chicks and she is much smaller than all of them! [​IMG]
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a mixed breed hen, probably with some Old English Game Bantam in her. Very pretty!
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a mixed breed. Probably has some Old English game in her.
     
  4. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks very similar to the one in your picture!

    Do OEG lay very many eggs/often?

    I don't know what to expect from this girl!
     
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    No OEG don't lay a lot of eggs, usually, although they can be productive over a short season. They are mostly ornamental birds having been traditionally been bred to be game (birds shot for sport). As a bantam she will lay very small eggs.

    However, they usually make great broodies and can have very fun and interesting personalities (although a bit more flighty than your regular chicken liking to roost in trees and such).[​IMG]

    Lady of McCamley
     
  6. janelle18

    janelle18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! It would be funny if she went broody , she would only be able to sit on 1 or 2 eggs!
     

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