What kind of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fairy fox, May 12, 2016.

  1. fairy fox

    fairy fox Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my chicken named big head (they had a really big head as a baby....and the name stuck), and i bought her along with a couple other chicks labelled "sussex" or something at tractor supply. While the others grew rapidly and into big fat white colored chickens, this one didnt grow as fast, and turned out to be much prettier and different, so now im assuming that it was a different breed mixed in with the sussex at tractor supply. Anybody have a clue on what my lil' big head may be?
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    It's an easter egger. Very pretty :)
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree she's an Easter egger. She has a good chance of laying blue or green eggs.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I wonder if your big, fat white ones are Cornish x = which are meat birds.
     
  5. fairy fox

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    In the bottom of this picture you can actually see the white hens. Not very good, but still.
     
  6. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Big Head is gorgeous! I hope it's a girl and you get colorful eggs from her.
    Whenever you see a chicken with fluffy cheeks or a beard and extravagant markings like that it is an easter egger.
     
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  8. fairy fox

    fairy fox Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm....i think I got them a month or two ago. I havent really kept track of their ages all that well:confused:

    And yeah, just about all of my chickens are free range! We're too chicken to kill a chicken to eat, they're mostly for eating up all the grasshoppers that eat our garden, and sometimes eating their eggs (my dad is really picky for some reason and doesnt want to eat the eggs, so most go to my grandma and aunt.)
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Big head is an easter egger. You'll have to restrict the feed on the Cornish crosses, or they most likely go down on their legs.
     
  10. fairy fox

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    Duly noted! We usually only feed the chickens during the colder months anyhow, so hopefully that won't be a problem. They all seem pretty active and lively enough
     

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