Your guesses on feral stock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jilara, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Jilara

    Jilara Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Bay Area, CA
    This is Clarisse. She is from old feral chicken stock from around Mission San Juan Bautista in California. She's about 18 weeks old, and a strong jumper and strong flier. (Good thing she's in an enclosed run, or she'd be feral stock in San Jose!)

    It's not the best picture (I hope to get a better one soon), but if you click, you can get a larger version at my photo site.


    The light marks are purely dappled sunlight. She's a deep glossy black with green irridescense, except for her head and neck, which have brown feathering. Dark face, dark legs, looks like a pea comb coming in. Very slender build. She's a very handsome little hen!

    My theory is that she's Sumatra with a touch of maybe Game Fowl? She's sure got a lot of Sumatra characteristics, and she's a great flier, which I gather they are known for, and helps with those who have been in feral colonies for a long time.
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    She looks like a Modern Game

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