Early one morning, I looked out of my window and saw this mysterious creature waddling across my back yard. I live close to a Sales Barn where farmers sell their livestock on weekends, so perhaps it was an escapee from the chopping block......
..... but what is it? Is it a chicken? Or a duck? perhaps a goose? Here's a closer look.
I've been told it could be a White Guinea Fowl. But it doesn't have a guinea fowl type of beak, more like a Donald Duck beak! Any other suggestions, bird lovers?
Later... Monday 28 March
I think my "mystery chicken" could be a white lady Muscovy Duck. I found this picture of a male Muscovy on the internet. Very similar.
The Muscovy Duck has a body like a duck, behaves like a goose, roosts like a chicken, and has a breast like a turkey, so no wonder it was hard to identify.
I haven't seen it since that first sighting, so I hope it didn't end up as someone's Sunday dinner.