Am I just a weird RI Red?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Udda, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Udda

    Udda New Egg

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    I received nine chicks about a month ago that included 3 RI Reds, 3 Buff Orphingtons and 3 Barred Rocks. Now that the chicks are starting to blossom it seems that one of the Reds is not what she seems. Her feathers seem to be much more gray and light brown (as opposed to the typical rich red brown) and she has no yellow on her face. She is also much bigger and more "fluffy" than the other two Reds.

    Any ideas what kind of breed she may be? Or is she just a funky Red?

    I've added a last pic of one of my Reds for reference.

    Thanks.

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  2. 2overeasy000

    2overeasy000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE is my guess.
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    She's very pretty...hope you post pictures as she grows [​IMG] But I would have to guess EE also. Where did you get them?
     
  4. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i dont know if it is just the picture but it sort of looks like it could be a blue laced red something, cant tell the comb to see if it is a wyandotte or not but i think it is something crossed with a BLRW
     
  5. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can DEFINATELY tell in the 1st and 4th pic, that you have either an Auracauna/Americana. She's quite pretty, if you ask me! Could have been a mix up,or a cross breed.
     
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    i dont know if it is just the picture but it sort of looks like it could be a blue laced red something, cant tell the comb to see if it is a wyandotte or not but i think it is something crossed with a BLRW

    I was thinking the same thing...I have BLRW chicks and she looks a lot like them but with a single comb.​
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Looks like in one of the pics that she has greenish legs? Or is that just the picture?
     
  8. Udda

    Udda New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies. I got her from a local grain shop in southern MA. The lady who picked them out was trying to grab "different" looking Reds and apparently grabbed another breed by accident. She does have grayish green legs as opposed to the Reds yellow.
     
  9. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes she is an Easter egger hopefully lay blue or green eggs!
     

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