What is this? I want one

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by superchemicalgirl, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Found this on the web somewhere and I love this chicken mamma. Anyone know what kind of a mix it is?



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  2. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
    Looks like a sillkie mix to me
     
  3. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Could be.....but If it was, it should have muffs/beard, right?

    It could easily be a cross from a crested breed (polish/houdan/sultan/spitzhauben/silkie/etc)



    If it's a pure bred, think it's a Old Polish Crested. The crest is very similar to pics I've seen. Very rare breed. I would LOVE to have some...
     
  4. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I believe it is a silkie/RIR mix. I don't like silkies but mix it with anything else and I'm in love! [​IMG]
     
  5. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that IS a dear Mama!

    I've never heard of this, but I think the picture looks similar to a Catalana .
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Catalana don't have crests, do they?
     
  7. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got me. Of all the chickens featured on the chicken breed page the Catalana looks most like the Sweet Mama pictured by the OP. I don't see that much of a crest.

    Jenny
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Catalanas don't have crests, have white earlobes, have slate legs, and are very rare. [​IMG]


    The pictured hen is a mutt; Likely with Polish or Silkie in her. If you see her toes at the bottom, they're very dark in color.

    Also notice - The chicks have 5 toes. [​IMG]
     
  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Thanks for your ideas. I thought the face looked silkie-ish myself but wasn't sure. I don't like silkies though... But this one appears to have real feathers and doesn't double as a dust mop.
     

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