Andalusian or something else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by clacasse88, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are 11 weeks old

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    As a chick this one that feathered out black was black and chestnut red with grey coloring. The chick coloring was not consistent with black australorp or jersey giant. The slate legs threw me off.
     
  2. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone replied to an earlier post of mine about my brown/black chick. They said that they also received one just like it and suspect that it's an easter egger...

    I hope my splash andalusian turns out like yours - she's beautiful!
     
  3. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I thought too, but easter eggers have peacombs and this one doesn't. Check out the comb on yours and see if it has a peacomb. These two were very similar & I think are the same type of chicken.
     
  4. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought too, but when I lived in Santa Fe I had an easter egger with a single comb. I think EE might just be a fancy name for mutt (with, hopefully, a blue egg gene). Also, I don't think MPC adheres to breed standards too closely; one of my other chickens from MPC looks to be turning into a spangled hamburg with a single comb when she should have a rose.
     
  5. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like Andalusians more than anything else I can think of at this time. Perhaps their beaks will darken with age, and the black one appears to have a blue colored ear lobe. One thing they are NOT is an EE.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGA/Andal/BRKAndalusians.html


    ETA Andalusians come in blue, black, and splash. Check out the link.
     
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  6. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can black andalusian chicks be brown?
     
  7. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Both of them have the blue colored ear lobe. Is that a trait of the Andalusian?
     
  8. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, their earlobes should be white.


    ETA Where did you get them from? They could just be a mix.
     
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  9. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They came from MPC as standard breed assortment.

    The blue ear lobe is the same color as my silkie ear lobes. Hmm.
     
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  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top pic looks the colour of my Andalusian but her body is complete different mine is very sleek not round
     

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