what is this beautiful hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by debbyluvschickens, May 19, 2008.

  1. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mother in law gave me this chicken becuase she was "tired of her chickens". She bought it from a petting zoo, who bought it from someone else, so this chicken has really been passed around. When my MIL got her, she was about half grown, and has just started laying within the last month or so. Her eggs are light brwon and pretty small compared to the size of the hen. I posted her pic a little while back, but she was a little ragged looking when I got her, and she has since grown LOTS of pretty feathers all down her feet and legs. I dont have a better picture, she is still a little leary of people and I dont like to upset her by catching her. She is the prettiest hen I own and I would love to have more like her, so I need to get an idea of what she is or what shes mixed with. Any help will be greatly appreciated!

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  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    part blue splash cochin? I dunno [​IMG]
     
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  3. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hadnt even thought of a cochin mix...that makes sense, she is huge and cochins get pretty big right?
     
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she all black? I cant tell if the pics are lighter because of your camera flash.
    Does she have furry feet/legs?
     
  5. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
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    Whatever she is,she sure is pretty.
     
  6. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    possibly a blue orp?????
     
  7. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NOt sure, i'd guess blue orp as well. They are so beautiful
     
  8. Fowl-Language

    Fowl-Language Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a doll, whatever she is!
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    In the one picture it looks like she's got some leg feathering, so I don't think she's an orp. Does she have a rose comb?
     
  10. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes not black, shes dark grey. She does have a LOT of feathers on her feet and legs that werent there when I got her. She has a rose/pea comb, not sure the difference or if there is one. She is still fairly young too, only been laying a month or so.
     

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