We live in South Mississippi. Last week we found a chicken in our backyard. Efforts to find owner have failed so far. I am unable to decide what is the breed. This is the best picture I have been able to get. Any ideas?
Looks like a Blue Andalusian. Some other similar looking birds would be Blue Copper Marans and Blue Orpingtons, but BCMs have feathered legs, and Orpingtons have blueish legs and massive bodies, unlike this more slender chicken.
Chicken have earlobes? Who knew (not me). I tried to look closely, but saw no white where I suspect earlobes are. Here is another pic. Forgot to add feet are yellow with speckles of blue. Don't hold me to that, I am partly color blind.
Looks like a mix. Pure Andalusians would have slat legs, whereas she has green ones. Blue Orpingtons would have white legs. She's probably not a Blue Copper Marans, either, as they have more streaking on the breast/neck, and different colored legs. She's a pretty bird, whatever mix she is!