What Breed Or Gender is This?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Egg Hunter, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Egg Hunter

    Egg Hunter New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2013
    [​IMG]
    What breed is this and what is the gender? Can any body help?
    He or she is 6 months old. No sign of crowing yet and isn't laying eggs. it doesn't like anyone to get close to it or pet it. It is very alerted to any sound or movement.
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    5,655
    1,812
    361
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Looks like a game bird or more likely game bird mix to me.

    Probably a hen as no large sickle feathers and saddles at 6 months.

    They develop more slowly and tend to be quite flighty. Depending upon the type of game, can be only seasonal layers.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    I know they're kind of rare, but she looks like a Buff Catalana to me.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013
  5. Egg Hunter

    Egg Hunter New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Nov 2, 2013
    This link shows more photos of this chicken



    Does a Buff Catalana or a game bird have white legs and white earlobes?

    Also, I am new to chicken, can you explain "seasonal layers"? a few a month or only on specific season? this chicken hatched on April 25th.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    Yes, Buff Catalanas do have white earlobes. I'm not sure about white legs, though.
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    This is a Buff Catalana from Sand Hill, she does look a lot like theirs do, the amount of black in the tail feathers varied some had more, some less. They were all -really- flighty. They are pretty good layers though.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    5,655
    1,812
    361
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    A "seasonal" layer would be a bird that lays, sometimes well, during certain seasons...typically from spring through summer then does not do well (or at all) in shorter daylight hours of winter.

    Games birds can be seasonal or just poor throughout as they are more ornamental (now....they used to be used for gaming).

    I think BYC input has been good that she is a rare Catalana and my breed information says she'll be a good layer for you.

    Lady of McCamley
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by