What is this hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dwbees, Dec 6, 2014.

  1. dwbees

    dwbees Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me what this hen is, I'm at the auction and she's in a small cage so it's hard to tell. She has blue on the side of her face.

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  2. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks to be some kind of Welsummer X, the blue face and black comb screams Silkie . She looks to have some silkie in her with that poof on top. I'm assuming it's a crest as it looks to poke out of the top of the cage.
     
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  3. islandgirl82

    islandgirl82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a silkie mix to me

    That would explain the black comb and blue ear lobes
     
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  4. dwbees

    dwbees Out Of The Brooder

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    Then she'll probably be a poor layer right?
     
  5. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on which genes are dominant, it looks to be about 50/50. She has attributes of a Welsummer and a silkie apparent in looks. Welsummers tend to be nice layers, but Silkies are not,but on the other hand Silkies tend to be very broody. Worst case if she doesn't lay well she may make a great surrogate mother for you.
     
  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    My first guess would be silkie x cochin.

    Yes, she probably won't lay many eggs but she will most likely be a great broody hen.
     
  7. The Colonel

    The Colonel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course this is just speculation. Rebrascora brings up a good point on the Cochin X thought. What do her legs look like?
     
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  8. BantamLover21

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    Looks like a Silkie mix to me. That means she probably wouldn't lay many eggs, but would probably go broody often and make a good mother.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    I agree as well.
     

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