What breed is this pretty pullet? Leghorn? Game?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TheFeatheredTempest, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    NW Illinois
    I recently bought this pretty girl from a local farmer. I'm baffled by her breed(s). She has soft black feathers which shimmer with green hues when the light catches them just right. She is gentle and sweet and at the bottom of the pecking order in my small flock. Her legs are black on yellow. Her neck feathers have me especially confused since they aren't the same color as the black stars I've seen. Her comb and face don't have any red or pink color to it. I've looked like crazy trying to figure out what breed she might be! I'd appreciate any clues, thanks:)



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  2. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    She looks rumpless, did she get pecked or does she really not have a tail? If so, you might have an Araucana mix. She could lay blue eggs for you. Do you know how old she is? I don't see any comb or wattles which makes me think she's still young.

    Edited to fix spelling.
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  3. TheFeatheredTempest

    TheFeatheredTempest Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2010
    NW Illinois
    No, she's got a tail, just had it tucked in a way that doesn't show in the picture. She's approximately between 3 and 4 months in age. She has a comb but it's not pink or red so it blends right in with her head and is hard to see. Here's a better picture of her comb.

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  4. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Whatever she is, she's beautiful.
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Don't Sumatras have black combs? Could be a mix.
  6. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets

    Aug 17, 2008
    Yes, I would definitely agree with a Sumatra cross. She has black skin but no silkie features & the typical Sumatra coloring apart from the neck feathers.
  7. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Her face is black, but is her skin color the same on the rest of her body? Sumatra chickens have dark purple faces and (I believe) yellow skin everywhere else. Silkie crosses also have purple-black faces, but the same color is exhibited everywhere on their body. And they usually show a tiny tuft of feathers. But not always. My best guess is a Sumatra cross.
  8. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    OT...I have some of those white wire things just like yours...I recognize the connector thingies.
    Could I ask what you are using them for? Are they nest boxes?

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