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what is Clotile?!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by YolandaT, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. YolandaT

    YolandaT Out Of The Brooder

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    We got her from a farmer, thinking she was a silver laced wyandotte. Well she's clearly not that but - what is she?!
    Also, is that lump on her neck normal for her breed?
    Thanks!

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Is that just a beard or an actual lump under the skin? If she has a beard, she is a cross between a barred rooster and probably an Easter Egger hen. If a lump, that isn't right for any chicken breed.
     
  3. YolandaT

    YolandaT Out Of The Brooder

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    She is the most scaredy-cat chicken ever, I can never get close to her. I always thought it was a lump but will make an effort to catch her to feel it to see if its just a beard. Thanks!
     
  4. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my Barred Rock minus the lump, maybe she has something wrong with her.
     
  5. YolandaT

    YolandaT Out Of The Brooder

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    Good call, speckledhen! Just went out to feel her - and that lump is ALL feathers! I didn't know EE had beards, I never wouldve guessed. Thanks!
    Now I know what she is, and that she's okay. Yippee!
     
  6. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That "lump" is normal if the crop is really full.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank goodness, I thought she might have goiter or the mumps or something
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The crop is much lower on the chest than that. That is not a crop lump. It looks like it is filled with air. Does it feel like an airy bubble? It doens't appear to be a beard either. If it's air, she may have a ruptured air sac.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It really does look more like a lump to me in the pic, and as Jody said, it could be a ruptured air sac. I've seen ingrown feathers cause lumps, but nothing as huge as that looks to be.
     

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