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4+ week old mottled pullets - what are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heyjami, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't figure out what these are (there is a second one just like her not shown! I got them from the feed store and they buy the assorted packs of chicks from McMurray hatchery (I think, it's one of the big hatcheries). Any thoughts?
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    I'm really enjoying having pet chickens! They are so cute & loving.
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I am just guessing maybe an Ancona or a columbian Wyandotte? What was the coloring as a baby like? Maybe the coloring will change before adulthood.
     
  3. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry the pics are so small. Here's another
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  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd bet she's an ancona. We had one, and that's just what she looked like. She was about half yellow and half black as a chick, with a little black dot on top of her head. We called her Dot. As she grew up, she looked like that, and eventually developed black polka dots on her legs. They're beautiful birds, and lay a nice white egg.

    Check out feathersite...

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Anc/BRKAncona.html
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably anconas.
     
  6. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    The color hasn't changed since she was a baby - just turned from the fluff to feathers.

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  7. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Appreciate your help everyone! Yes, that Andy picture on the feathersite really looks like my pair.

    Can't wait to see them get their adult feathers! Wow.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    That picture of Andy on feathersite convinced me my girl was an ancona too. She was a McMurray bird, and looked just like yours and just like Andy! Congrats, I loved my gorgeous ancona girl, though she was shy.
     
  9. heyjami

    heyjami Out Of The Brooder

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    They're the Queens of the flock! They were the biggest, and recently most everyone else caught up.
    They are a little shy but once I sit there for a bit they want their time on my arm. They're seemingly smarter than the others, they come right into the coop in the evening whereas the others we have to coax.

    Now you have me wondering about my Americauanas. Maybe they're not.

    I love my chickens!
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I wanna see your ameraucanas. Do you have pics?
     

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