What breed is this wandering chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OldeDog, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. OldeDog

    OldeDog Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It looks like a Blue Andalusian or Orpington from my point of view. Does she have white or red earlobes?
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  4. OldeDog

    OldeDog Out Of The Brooder

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    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.
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  5. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's a chicken earlobe:

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  6. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    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!
     

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