What is this pretty bird?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MichyA, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    401BBB3C-B58C-4B7C-B303-6E51023BD377.jpeg Someone is looking to rehome this pretty chicken and I’m hoping to be her(?) new home.

    Owner says chicken is not sexed and is 17 weeks old. Looks like a female to me, but I’m not sure....so... what gender and breed? Thanks!!
     
  2. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    I'd inspect that bird very closely if you decide to take her home, and ABSOLUTELY quarantine. You should quarantine any new bird, of course, but this one looks a bit ragged somehow. I'd worry that she might have parasites.
     
  3. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I think she's Lavender, which might explain the ragged looks (lavender stock often carries a ragged feather gene).
     
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  4. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    I don’t know details but she was one of five...the others were unfortunately all killed by a raccoon so owner is looking to find it a new home so it’s not alone...
     
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  5. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    Thank you for advice. I believe she was involved in a racoon attack and was the only survivor.
     
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  6. I would inspect her and treat her for mites and lice and then quarantine her. Even if she didn’t look ragged I would do it because if you don’t you can’t go back. The time she is in quarantine and lonely is a good time to make friends with her. Checking for mites and lice help her learn to be handled.

    Congrats though, she’s beautiful!
     
  7. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    Thank you, I will definitely treat her. So she’s definitely female? I know she looks to be a lavender but what breed?
     
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  8. MichyA

    MichyA Songster

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    Thank you everyone for advice but my main question was sex and breed?
     
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  9. ecb4156

    ecb4156 Chirping

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    Definitely female and could be lavender Cochin. That’s my best guess as to breed.
     
  10. ecb4156

    ecb4156 Chirping

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    Maybe a Pekin. The way her feathers are growing I’d say Cochin. Keep that lavender gene going! Good luck!
     
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