White feathers , black neck. Mixed breed..?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by enruiwe, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. enruiwe

    enruiwe Hatching

    Mar 30, 2007


    She is very sick... i tought she was dying..

    No more illness !!! [​IMG]

    My chicken is alive and standing now... thanks to those who replied.

    Also.. i would like to know more about you guys' opinion on the genetic make up of this hen. thanks

    Possible Mix : Silver Spangled Hamburg, Columbian Wyandotte, Japanese bantam
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
  3. happyhens

    happyhens Songster

    Jan 30, 2007
    It doesn't look like a delaware much to me. Her body looks slimmer than the deeper bodies of the birds in those picture on Cackle's website, and her leg coloring is darker, not yellow like the pictures indicate. I could be wrong of course, not really very knowledgeable on different breeds, at least not as much as a lot of other people on here. Here is another link to more pictures of Delawares- http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGD/Dels/BRKDelawares.html
    is gorgeous, whatever she is!
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2007
  4. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    I don't think the comb or the body shape are right for a Delaware. Delaware's are pretty big girls with large combs. Also, the Delaware has yellow shanks and the Silver Lakenvelder has grey. So, I think she looks more like a Silver Lakenvelder than a Delaware.

    Here is a picture of Fran, our Delaware, and Martha, our Silver Lakenvelder, taken last week-end. They are 9 months old. You can see how much bigger Fran is than Martha. The girl lazing in the sun is Grace, our Auraucana/Americana.


    A better picture of Fran, our Delaware.

    A better picture of Martha, our Silver Lakenvelder.
  5. TheBigWRanch

    TheBigWRanch Songster

    Feb 12, 2007
    Wenatchee, Washington
    Why do you think she is dying soon? 6 years is still young, chickens have the potential to live to 30 if properly cared for.
  6. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Songster

    Apr 7, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Hi, Wow, let me first say she is beautiful!!! I believe her to be a Columbian Wyandotte hen. Check out the Mcmurrayhatchery website underwyandottes and you will find her [​IMG] I hope she is still doing well.
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, she looks like a bantam to me. She is not a Delaware or a Wyandotte-those are very hefty girls and she isn't. She does have a Columbian pattern, but is a small breed. Sorry, I can tell you what she ISNT, but not what she is.
  8. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    I'm leaning towards a mixed breed. Her wing and tail carriage suggests japanese bantam in her genes somewhere, maybe mixed with a leghorn. I could be wrong. can you tell me more about her? Egg color? Body size?

    6 years is not old for a chicken... Its only old for production hens. I have 9 year olds and they are going strong. as TheBigWRanch said; they can live at least 30 years. Birds live a long time when they are cared for properly and avoid predators. [​IMG]
  9. enruiwe

    enruiwe Hatching

    Mar 30, 2007
    New question!
  10. NYREDS

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    If you look at the Delawares at the site linked above you'll notice they are single-combed. You'll also notice that this hen is rose-combed. also notice her white ear lobes, then notice the Delawares have red ear lobes. Then there's the leg color difference.
    You have to look at the whole bird when trying to identify breeds, not just one aspect.
    With her comb. lobes, leg color and type I'd say she's a Hamburg cross.

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