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#75508 - 09/19/08 11:41 PM Identification?
Henny Penny Offline
Bantam

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 72
Loc: Australia
Hello all, I have just acquired a new member of the family and was wondering what breed she is.
Any help is greatly appreciated, thanks! Her eggs are white.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v186/leela/PidgeonChicken001.jpg

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#75509 - 09/19/08 11:55 PM Re: Identification?
Foehn Offline
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Lord of the Fowl

Registered: 08/08/06
Posts: 1968
Loc: New Zealand
She's a pretty little hen although I have no idea what she is. I wondered though, if her feet are showing signs of scaly leg mite. If those scales are all crusty looking and raised, then it's highly probable, in which case you need to treat them.

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#75510 - 09/19/08 11:58 PM Re: Identification?
Henny Penny Offline
Bantam

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 72
Loc: Australia
Thanks for the reply! She definitely is a pretty girl. It is scaly leg mite and we've been treating her, the poor little darling!
Thanks again.

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#75511 - 09/20/08 08:19 AM Re: Identification?
Jocelyn Offline
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Registered: 08/26/02
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Loc: Canada
Would she have a little araucana in her? The crest and body shape make me think she might have. (araucanas in the UK, Oz and NZ are founded on the local chickens the Quichen speaking folks in Southern Chile keep, not like the rumpless tufted ones in North America). Re the leg mites, if what you are using doesn't work in a week or so, try vegetable oil, a nice thick coat to smother the little beggers.

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#75512 - 09/20/08 01:05 PM Re: Identification?
Jrsygntbrdr1 Offline
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Registered: 06/12/05
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Jocelyn, does the Araucana in the UK have a crest? I thought only Polish, Sultans and Silkies had them...save for Houdans and such.

She lays white eggs huh? I know that Polish lay white eggs. As to body type...deary me! lol! I see all sorts of things that could make it. One thing I DO see though...Her thoughts are "Yes...I see a nice spot over there to take a little poo." LOL.

From the angle of the picture it's hard for me to see if she's a bantam or a standard bird?

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#75513 - 09/20/08 01:29 PM Re: Identification?
Rhea Dean Carter Offline
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In the UK there are two types of Araucanas: (1) tufted and rumpless (like the ones here in the U.S. and Canada) and (2) muffed, bearded, crested, and tailed (similar to our Ameraucanas except they have a small crest). There are photos of both types on Feathersite.com.
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#75514 - 09/20/08 05:20 PM Re: Identification?
Henny Penny Offline
Bantam

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 72
Loc: Australia
Thanks for everyone's input smile
I have also been wondering if she is part Araucana as I used to have one (but she sadly passed away in April :'( ) and there are a lot of similarities in the head shape. She's got the same kind of 'feather-do.' LOL
Thanks for the vegetable oil tip, I will definitely try that.
I will try to get a few links to more photos with different angles for everyone smile
Thanks again.

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#75515 - 09/20/08 09:08 PM Re: Identification?
Henny Penny Offline
Bantam

Registered: 11/07/04
Posts: 72
Loc: Australia

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