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An someone please tell me what breed this is? She's very moody almost mean. She's a bully to anything her size or smaller and has pecked me on more than one occasion.
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fuzziebutt said:
I don't know what kind she is, but she is BEAUTIFUL!! What have you named her?
Lol thank you! She doesn't really have a name other than jerkface! And if she keeps picking on my Hawkie Belle she's gonna be living somewhere else!
 

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If you wanted to "reset" the pecking order, then take her out of the coop for a week or so, outta sight and all. Maybe keep her in a pet carrier in the garage or something. Then return her, and she will be at the bottom of the pecking order, and she won't be bothering anyone for a while.
 

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fuzziebutt said:
If you wanted to "reset" the pecking order, then take her out of the coop for a week or so, outta sight and all. Maybe keep her in a pet carrier in the garage or something. Then return her, and she will be at the bottom of the pecking order, and she won't be bothering anyone for a while.
I had actually thought about doing that but was afraid that since Hawkie Belle weighs 1 pound and this girl weighs about 6 pounds, she'd pick on Hawkie Belle that much more while establishing her position.
 

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My first instinct was to say she is a Welsummer. However, her legs are dark and that rules out Welsummer. My best guess is that she is one of the many colors of Araucona/Americana that are out there. I have 9 and every one is a different color, some have the feathered "chops" around their throat and some have the simple comb and waddle. But they do ALL have the dark greenish/grey legs. And their attitudes aren't as friendly as some others.

Are you getting brown or green eggs from her? Welsummer lay a VERY dark, almost chocolate colored egg, and the Americana lay a green/blue. She could even be a cross, I believe that Astralorps also have the dark legs.

She is lovely, maybe with some handling and stepping into the pecking order may help. Not every chicken is a pet.
 

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It looks like a partridge plymouth rock, but I don't think they have black legs. Sorry she's mean. You can try keeping her by herself for at least a week then putting her back into the flock and see if she changes her ways. Def a hen.
 

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Thanks for all y'all's input! I don't believe she's a wyandotte or welsummer. The closest pic to her would be the partridge plymouth rock. She's very red in color...I guess that's what's throwing me off so much. And I don't know which eggs are hers or even if she's laying yet. I have had some dark eggs but nothing super dark. I just dunno :-(
 

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cogburn said:
Barnevelder?
I don't think so. The pattern is very similar but where the barnevelder is has a lot of black, my girl has a lot of red and very little black.

I wish she were though cuz that's a cool looking chicken!
 

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Is there a chance that she is a cross?? If you take the white out of a speckled sussex and add the dark legs of an australorp, she could be close.

Or a Partridge Rock/ Astralorp. HHHmmmm, quite the mystery! It's those dark legs!!

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I'm thinking definitely a mix, she's pretty. And maybe the black was trumped by that red head? No telling really, she's definitely a keeper.
Lol yeah, there's no tellin. I'm gonna keep her unless she keeps pecking me! lol
 

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I hear ya... Why can't we all just get along?!! Lol go ahead and tell her she's purebred, she wont know the difference.. ;^) have a great evening ladies..

Cogburn
 

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I hear ya... Why can't we all just get along?!! Lol go ahead and tell her she's purebred, she wont know the difference.. ;^) have a great evening ladies..

Cogburn
Hehehe I tell her she's gonna be Christmas dinner if she doesn't straighten up! (I think she knows its an empty threat)

And you too Cogburn!!
 

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OOOoooooo OOOOooooo

What about a Red Dorking bred to something with dark legs??
....getting closer......
 

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