Any idea what these are? New chicken mama here...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CleverNameHere, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. CleverNameHere

    CleverNameHere New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and I got these fine ladies at the farmer's market today - the girl said they were Tetra Ambers, but not what breed? I've been researching and mostly it refers to Amerucauna (or something like that, hahaha) but I thought I would ask ya'll since I found this wonderful site. :)

    The Roo was given to me by my Aunt and she said she did not know what he was exactly. Any thoughts on what he might be?

    Thank you in advance!


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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The roo maybe a red sex link, have you had a chance to take a good look at his legs/feet, he looks to have a case of scaly leg mites.
     
  4. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes those legs look dreadful, poor guy.
     
  6. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    Better let your aunt know her flock needs treating!!
     
  7. BuffOrps123

    BuffOrps123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japanese fowl - the cockerel. White star - the girls
     
  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Tetra Company is a major producer of commercial birds for the industry. These are breeds at all, but specialized mixes of strains to produce good egg layers.
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    If the seller said the birds were a Tetra hybrid, she was probably right. Here is the Tetra website with a list of their "products." Your Tetra Amber is there. http://www.tetraamericana.com/products/

    My Tetra Tints aren't the prettiest birds, but they are real little workhorses and lay extra-large tinted eggs like crazy.
     
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