What breeds could this hen be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianneS, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have this little mixed breed bantam that is the best broody ever. She certainly has some silkie genetics in her somewhere because of the traits that her offspring carry.

    She has black skin and slate legs, only four toes and a slight crest. She's small but not as tiny as a true bantam, but much smaller than a standard.

    Any ideas what breeds could have created this mutt?

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    The one on the right. (The white hen is the granddaughter of the hen in question)

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  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

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    Maybe Welsummer in there? What color eggs does she lay?
     
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe Silkie X game, had some myself once but not in that particular variety.
     
  4. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She lays tinted eggs. Off-white, not pink and not brown.
     
  5. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brown Leghorns come in both Bantam and LF varieties and straight and rosecomb. Maybe some of that mixed in the LF are still pretty small. Silkie would give the black skin and crest although the comb looks pink/red and only 4 toes so I am thinking it must be 2 generations back. Game would be pretty high on my list, too especially because she a good broody.
     
  6. De

    De Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with DT chickens....I think she is silkie X game which makes one of the best mom.....
     
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  7. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:About what size would that type of hen be? She's not too small, more of a mid-sized hen.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Another vote for the silkie-game hen mix. My (one and only) game hen was a little larger than my bantam cochins, smaller than my brown leghorn.
     
  9. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    DEFINATELY welsummer in there
     
  10. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welsummer and silkie or brown leghorn
     

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