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What breed or X Breed is this little Bantam Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Candy Floss & Popcorn, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Candy Floss & Popcorn

    Candy Floss & Popcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what breed or cross breed this little surrogate mother bantam hen might be? She is raising 10 chicks that were hatched in an incubator and are not hers. Would really value any thoughts please :) Thank you! Melanie[​IMG]

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    she looks like the Europe type of araucana
     
  3. wastintime202

    wastintime202 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea ! But she is lovely.
     
  4. Candy Floss & Popcorn

    Candy Floss & Popcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I bought her yesterday and she has settled in beautifully. The little family are in a chicken tractor until the chicks grow older. I don't really mind what breed she is, as I would just love her to hatch some pure breed eggs I buy next time she goes broody. Just would be lovely to know.[​IMG]
     
  5. Candy Floss & Popcorn

    Candy Floss & Popcorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I think so too !! Any mummy hen who just loves to love chicks no matter if they are hers or not, is a very special little hen whatever her breed :)
     
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    looks like polish cross :)
     
  7. ChickenMom-AK49

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    I say silkie x Cochin :) looks like a friend of mine's hen. Beautiful!
     
  8. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    possibly polish silkie or polish cochin but there has to be polish in it
     
  9. Candy Floss & Popcorn

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    Thank you all !! [​IMG]
     
  10. lindisfarne

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    I would say polish X more than the europe araucanas, very nice!
     

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