What Cross is this ?

rotagen

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This is a pic of our unique hen Wishbone. I hatched her from a local lady's barnyard mix...I'm not sure she even knows what breeds she has, lots of chickens coming and going. I wonder if anyone has an idea?

She's definitely smaller than most, I'd say little more than half to 2/3 the size of our RIR hens. Note the black comb. Quite shy but warming up to us.
 

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TheOddOneOut

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This is a pic of our unique hen Wishbone. I hatched her from a local lady's barnyard mix...I'm not sure she even knows what breeds she has, lots of chickens coming and going. I wonder if anyone has an idea?

She's definitely smaller than most, I'd say little more than half to 2/3 the size of our RIR hens. Note the black comb. Quite shy but warming up to us.
No way to tell.
 

JedJackson

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This is a pic of our unique hen Wishbone. I hatched her from a local lady's barnyard mix...I'm not sure she even knows what breeds she has, lots of chickens coming and going. I wonder if anyone has an idea?

She's definitely smaller than most, I'd say little more than half to 2/3 the size of our RIR hens. Note the black comb. Quite shy but warming up to us.
Perhaps an Ayam Cemani cross.
 

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No way to tell without a lot more information. With the limited information given I am guessing one parent is a Silkie, Ayam Cemani, or some other melanistic bird.
 

rotagen

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No feathers on feet.

Thanks for the replies, the lady I got the eggs from did have some silkies but they looked to be all white ones. I thought the silkie feather thing was dominant, but I guess if a parent was a hybrid already it could produce a normal feathered chick. Also she loses many to predation, at the same time adopting many freebie chickens and hatching new ones like crazy... a very interesting farm/operation. She also has some black polish and some white ones.

This hen lays cream colored eggs I believe, and quite a few of them. If you go near her when she's laying she will raise bloody hell. One of my faverolles stared at her freaking out... with a hilarious look like "wow.... have a cow".

Looking at cemani and sumatra chickens I see that their feathers are much looser than hers, not sure if there's a black combed breed with tight feathers. I figure one parent probably had silver lacing? Some Wyandottes do have it.

Anyways, Wishbone Ash here looked so unique I had to put her in the "safe" pen with the older faverolles and reds. My roo there is also from the local lady, most probably a black sex link... it has plymouth rock markings with some individual feathers coming in almost fluorescent bright red. It's the size of a horse and very friendly. She did have a RIR roo in there.
 

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