What do I have here?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hatchies, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. hatchies

    hatchies Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2013
    This chicken showed up at our house a few weeks ago and has become part of the family. It sleeps in our coop and is friendly. When it showed up about 3 weeks ago it was quite small but has really grown, of course due the fact that they grow so fast but probably also because it now has consistent food and water. The only thing is I have no idea how old it is, what breed it is or what gender it is. Can you help?

    It's a little difficult to see, but it is red breasted. I should add it is still small- maybe 10 inches tall (to the head) almost Bantam size. I've even wondered it if is.




    Last edited: Mar 20, 2013
  2. miquwid

    miquwid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2013
    Western NY
    My Coop
    I say hen over 6 months she should be laying soon, if she was maybe she stopped from mal-nutrition. Good luck she is just stunning, sorry I'm unsure of the breed.
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    She looks alot like a Dorking. Does she have a fifth toe? If she doesn't, my next guess would be an Old English Game hen. Its definitely a girl.
    Speaking of toes, her toe nails are in serious need of a trim, which could have come from living in a cage (and if that's the case, her previous owner should be ashamed of themselves since you mentioned she was malnourished). Good for you for giving her a good home!
  4. hatchies

    hatchies Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 18, 2013
    Thanks for mentioning her toe nails. I've been looking at them and thinking they were quite long but didn't know they should be trimmed.
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    game hen you can use a pedi paw to trim her nails

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