what breed please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by roxiek85, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. roxiek85

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    I am a newbie, I have 5 hens, these 3 unknowns (that were given to me) and 2 I purchased (australorp and ameraucana). The three unknowns are smaller than the other two (they are 8 mo old). Any ideas on what breed these three are?
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Those three hens look like game bird mixes. They may have an Oriental breed, like Aseel, Shamo, or Malay in them as well.
     
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    I agree with Wyandottes7.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like gamebirds to me, possibly with some Shamo, Aseel, or Malay in them.
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    Agreed.
     
  6. Rafter H Farms

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    There are so many crosses in the game world that it may be impossible to know for sure what these elegant ladies are but in my experience Asil , even crosses , tend to be more muscular birds but that all depends on how watered down the Asil blood is. I would tend to lean toward Malay or even Cubalaya cross. Regardless, if they are Asian game crossed with American Game they are bound to be hardy birds in a warm to semi warm climate and fantastic mothers although the Asian game blood tends to detract from their laying ability. Growing up in the south , the game hen was my prefered all around hen because they are so very fantastic at making a living on little to nothing. When given grain they do even better. Regardless of the people who fight them for sport , Game breeds deserve some serious attention for those in warmer climes who want a sure enough guaranteed homestead , free-range chicken. In my opinion , if you have room for these girls to roam and your winters aren't too cold , you may be pleased with them in the long run.
     

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