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What mix am I? Delaware?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by artsyrobin, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings 9 Years

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    I have a hen i am just curious as to what she is, a rescue, i just wonder about her- supposedly the ladies neighbors raised meat birds, and this girl wandered up with pox, they got her through that, before i got her, but was never friendly- i've looked at leghorns due to her floppy comb- but any thoughts on what she may have in her? 20170814_142303.jpg 20170929_212224.jpg
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    I really don't know. Anything can be in a mix. It looks like two different chickens in the photos.
     
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    apryl29 Free Ranging

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    I'm a novice, but I'm thinking partridge rock mix. Her comb looks similar to my partridge rock, plus a similar pattern on the feathers, except it's like a negative. Maybe a partridge (comb & feather pattern) delaware (white, neck, & tail) mix?
     

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    artsyrobin Artful Wings 9 Years

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    the first pic was during a molt, second was after molting, here she has stolen the dogs chair lol
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    With mixes, it's sometimes impossible to tell. I once had a blue cockerel that someone stole his picture to promote their Ameraucanas. He had ZERO Ameraucana or Easter Egger in him. In fact, his mother was a bantam frizzle Cochin mix with a pea comb while his sire was a large fowl Buff Orpington. Insane, right? So, perfect example of not really being able to say for sure what's in that hen. Even guesses can be way far off.
     
  6. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings 9 Years

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    thats funny @speckledhen yea she is a puzzle for sure lol lays beautiful dark brown eggs lol love your sig line, can i steal 'hens aren't vending machines' so true!
     
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    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Yeah, that is my response to all the folks who insist they must lay all winter and right through their molts. Even heard of someone killing hens because they said they were "diseased" (losing all their feathers and not laying). I even did a YouTube on it, I was so fed up, LOL.
     
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    venymae Prairie Wind

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    mixes can be so hard. I have a RIRXAurcuana/CCL mix who looks EXACTLY like a skinny barred rock. So, it's hard to tell sometime.
     
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    artsyrobin Artful Wings 9 Years

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    i get so frustrated- these birds are living beings- i have 9 year olds that don't lay lol but i would never kill them because of that, but i also don't force lighting or anything like that - some lack common sense of a toad lol
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Me, too, lots of 8, 9, 10 and almost 11 yr old hens, but the oldest of all, who will be 11 in March, laid 17 eggs between last November and April...and she can't even walk from arthritis! They've served the family and they'll live out their lives here, eggs or not. Yep, animals, not machines. Click the link to my Youtube and check out that video with that title. I think you'll hear the frustration in my voice, LOL.
     
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