What breed/s is my hen???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by froggiesheins, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi all you BYCers, I AM UPDATING THIS POST AS: Girly is now sporting white ear lobes so I know that helps with identifying. Any guesses what she might be?? She is 41/2 months old now. Thanks!
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    American Games have wide spread, high set tails - Does she? She's perching so it is hard to say.

    What color earlobes does she have?
     
  4. froggiesheins

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    The only time she lifts the tail and spreads the feathers is if she is running around being silly or if she feels there is a threat. Otherwise she has it straight out the way you see. Earlobes are still pinkish and very tiny yet. The comb,waddles & ear lobes vary from pale pink to reddish (like when humans blush) from day to day.I was pretty sure she was a roundhead, but I just wanted some more feedback. Her mom&dad reside at the stables,where I keep my horse, but I am unsure which one is the mom. Dad almost looks like the Shamo breed he is very tall standing w/ yellow legs and has heavy red facial covering (whatever that rubbery material that makes up a comb, I swear it is rubber)[​IMG]
    If she leans that strongly towards gamebird them momma is probably one of the roundhead hens that are at the stables.
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    Quote:Not all American gamefowl have wide spread, or high set tails. Some may carry the lower, some high, some medium, long, short, fat, thin, - you get the idea. I think it is preferred they have high set tails, with a wide spread look. But they're gamefowl, and weren't focused on much for uniformity (as a breed, strains are a different story sometimes). American games have a large variation in looks, since you can look at the Herman Pinnion Yellow legged hatch.. They have relatively low tails, and extremely long tail feathers due to the China gamefowl influence in them. Then the average gamefowl is carrying I'd say, Irish, Old English, Asil, maybe some Thai, and possibly Shamo. Not to mention some birds having Sumatra, etc. They can come pearl eyed, red eyed, brown eyed, etc. Short, medium, or high stationed, thin or thick body (depending.. There are some you can tell are just not right, they look like Rhode Island Red's pretty much).

    To me she looks to be a American game, or at least she is part. She's not roundhead though, maybe part. But she looks more like a Brassyback butcher, or Albany to me..
     
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    She's beautiful, whatever gamefowl may be in her. [​IMG]
     
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