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I am new to chickens and just got my first two. Was hoping someone could help me identify the breeds. I think the black & white is a Plymouth Rock but I am not sure about the other one. Can anyone help?

 

Thank you!

 

post #2 of 23

Ameraucana.  Ameraucanas rock.  They are by far my favorite breed!

post #3 of 23

:welcome

 

Your black and white girl is indeed a barred Rock :)

 

the other hen is not an Ameraucana. She may be an Easter egger, if she lays blue or green eggs. However, with the straight comb and clean face, I'm thinking she's simply a mixed breed brown egg layer. 

 

The good news is they're both female and should give you a nice amount of eggs. 

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post #4 of 23
The black and white is a Barred Plymouth Rock pullet.

The other looks to be an Easter Egger pullet, and she also looks like she may be rumpless. This occasionally happens with EE stock that has had a recent infusion of true Araucana blood. @donrae Where are you seeing a straight comb? It looks pea to me, although it's hard to be 100% without a close up of it.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ameraucanas View Post
 

Ameraucana.  Ameraucanas rock.  They are by far my favorite breed!

Since the bird in question is not one of the accepted colors for Ameraucana, is not muffed or bearded, it can not be an Ameraucana. It's an Easter Egger. They are not the same thing.

post #6 of 23
She is not rumpless.
post #7 of 23

Mixed breed, possibly an Easter Egger.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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post #8 of 23

agree

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post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Since the bird in question is not one of the accepted colors for Ameraucana, is not muffed or bearded, it can not be an Ameraucana. It's an Easter Egger. They are not the same thing.

Actually she is a brown red Ameraucana.  That is an accepted variety.

post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by Ameraucanas View Post
 

Actually she is a brown red Ameraucana.  That is an accepted variety.

That's not Brown Red. Brown Reds have the same coloring as a Black Copper Marans. Hens are black with some brown, red, or gold in the neck and chest; nowhere else. The lack of muffs and beard are enough to show that she isn't Ameraucana, though.

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