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What breed are these?

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Hi!

 

My friend's hen got broody so she ordered some fertilized eggs, let them hatch, and raised them. I took the "hens" home when they were about 12 weeks old - now they're 5.5 or 6 months old. One turned into a roo, the Black Australorp got eaten by a hawk (since then I've covered the run in avian netting) - but I'm curious as to what you all think these two are?

 

 

 

I live In Portland OR so this roo is gonna have to find a new home - he just started crowing! The white/cream hen is super sweet and loves scrambled eggs.

post #2 of 12
They are either Easter eggers or Wheaton Americana. What color are their legs? Slate or greenish, they look like they are slate.
Edited by oldhenlikesdogs - 12/11/16 at 7:41pm
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, bunnies, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

Why can't my days always be Sunnyside up?

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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post #3 of 12

Both EE's    the roo sure is colorful

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post #4 of 12
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Thanks!
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Hi, welcome to BYC! :frow

 

Cute Easter Eggers. :)

post #6 of 12

:welcome

 

I'm thinking wheaten Ameraucana. I'm not really up on this color, but I think the black ticking on the hen is not desirable. Otherwise, nice enough looking birds. 

 

If you have a hard time finding a home for him, you might try selling them as a pair. I know it's hard to part with a hen sometimes, especially one as pretty as that (and she should lay a nice blue egg, if I'm right about breed). But it would make getting rid of him easier, and I think you could get a decent price for the pair. 

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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post #7 of 12
I say they are Wheaten Ameraucana. I don't know the breed, but I just checked the Ameraucana Breed Club website gallery and that is what they look like except for the ticking on the back of the hen like donrae said.
post #8 of 12
I'm thinking Wheaten Ameraucana too. Pretty birds, but like donrae said, I don't think the black on the hen is desirable, which means she's not show quality, but still a beautiful bird. Dang, if I didn't live across the country, I'd buy your boy. sad.png
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post #9 of 12
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Thanks! Wheaten hen is happy here with 2 buddies, a speckled Sussex and a buff brahma, and the roo got rehomed to a fancy farm upstate!
post #10 of 12

Wheaten Ameraucana pullet and a Blue Wheaten Ameraucana cockerel.

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