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What the heck is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gggonzalez, May 16, 2011.

  1. gggonzalez

    gggonzalez New Egg

    May 7, 2011
    All I can say is, the more I learn, the more ignorant I feel! I have 2 roosters and 4 hens at the moment, according the the woman we purchased them from, as chicks, they are mixed chickens of the RIR/Barred Rock/Ameracauna (EE?) breeds. I think I have 5 of them ID'd (couple of Amerauna/EE Roos, 2 black sex-link hens, 1 RIR hen), but this one is just weird, to me anyways. I am a relative neophyte, so any help in IDing the breed/mix of this one would be appreciate. (Its the one in the middle, in case it wasn't obvious).


  2. Koolduck

    Koolduck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2009
    Central KY
    Can Ameracaunas be wheaton? She has some of the characteristics of my wheaton Maran Hen....pretty girl. I'll take her if you don't want her [​IMG]
  3. gggonzalez

    gggonzalez New Egg

    May 7, 2011
    She's different then the other hens, almost acts male at times, a bit more aggressive and curious. She seems to have a longer neck than the others. Red face is kinda cool too.
  4. Farmer_Dan

    Farmer_Dan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    She's very pretty. Looks EE'esque to me.
  5. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 25, 2010
    Kansas City
    Maybe a EE/ some kind of game hen mix? She's got awfully long legs. Pretty girl.
  6. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Ashtabula, Ohio
    She is a very pretty mixed bird that is most likely half game. You can tell by looking at those long legs and general body type. Games tend to be more feisty, and witty. As for what breed of game?
  7. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would second the notion that there could be some game bird in her. But then again I had a Leghorn that literally looked like the cartoon character "Miss Prissy", the old hen who kept trying to woo Foghorn Leghorn. Long neck, long skinny body and long legs. Minus the glasses and silly voice.

    And yes, all sorts of the "Caunas" come in Wheaton.

    She's a pretty/cool looking bird.
  8. stellacat

    stellacat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2011
    She looks like an EE because of the small comb. She is GORGEOUS! [​IMG]
  9. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 7, 2010
    bell gardens, ca
    i was gonna say EExgame hen, but since there was no game birds in the mix... i dunno...
  10. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    As for the game breed, maybe part modern game, Malay or asil

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