Chicken Experts Help Please
November 19, 2010 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Please identify the following chicken: picture of chicken. I'm looking for breed, gender, approximate age if possible? Basically any exciting facts about this particular chicken.

Backstory: I recently was able to spare the life of a chicken, via fiverr, and received this picture as a keepsake. I feel much more like bugging you guys about details than I do about bothering the seller.

posted by 31d1 to Pets & Animals (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Plymouth Barred Rock?
posted by Jazz Hands at 12:44 PM on November 19, 2010

i was also going to say Plymouth Barred Rock, but I'm not sure that's right.

It's a hen, and it looks full grown, which just means it's 1-ish or older.
posted by brainmouse at 12:45 PM on November 19, 2010

It's probably a coincidence, but I wonder if MeFite #45420 will be able to help.
posted by Faint of Butt at 12:46 PM on November 19, 2010

Or Silver Laced Wyandot?
posted by Jazz Hands at 12:47 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: #45420 is of course, her godfather and namesake.
posted by 31d1 at 12:49 PM on November 19, 2010

Totally a Silver Laced Wyandott.
posted by dirtdirt at 12:52 PM on November 19, 2010

Best answer: I am deeply saddened to learn that I am a hen.
posted by tehloki at 12:53 PM on November 19, 2010 [4 favorites]

Best answer: It's a female Silver Laced Wyandotte, and a youngish one. Her wattles have grown, but her comb hasn't. She's still a pullet (<1 year old). They're a large breed, which accounts for her size making her look older than she is. (I got a 4-month old barred rock who was HUGE -- much, much larger than my 2-year-old Cinnamon Queen.)
posted by mudpuppie at 1:09 PM on November 19, 2010 [4 favorites]

Best answer: That is definitely a Silver Laced Wyandotte and appears to be a hen of laying age (at least 4 months old--you can tell because their faces get really red when they reach the point of lay).
posted by HotToddy at 1:10 PM on November 19, 2010

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