Any way to tell what this girl is mixed with?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PotterWatch, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    So one of my BRs, Ginny, started laying this week... white eggs! I have known all along that her coloring and body type aren't quite right for a BR. So obviously she is a mix, but is there any way of knowing what she is mixed with? I don't really care, just curious.

    Ginny as a baby:
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    Around 16wks I think:
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    Eating some yogurt with my other BR (who lays pinkish-brown eggs):
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    Close up of her head:
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  2. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Her body type is smaller and quite perky, sort of like an OEGB. Might be where the white eggs are coming from. Weird, though, due to the earlobes. However, not impossible. Barred Hollands lay white eggs and they have red lobes! It's hard to say for sure what, but obviously, it would be a white egglayer. Her daddy was probably the BR part of the equation. Or Barred Holland maybe.
     
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  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I'm 95% sure. She was in and out of the nest box for quite a while this morning. Saw her in there at one point and when I went out 15mins later, there was a warm, white egg. My EE just started squatting day before yesterday and I haven't seen her in the nest box at all. Both the EE and this girl have the same fleshy colored earlobes, neither one has just straight white ears.
     
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm. Maybe a Barred Holland then...??
     
  6. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    She just might be! I looked at a couple pictures online (couldn't find more than that), and she looks similar, even with the slightly blurred barring. I know my feed store orders from Ideal, and in checking their website, they carry barred hollands. You may have solved my mystery!
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    She is very pretty!!!!! I now have another breed I really like..... [​IMG]


    What is going on with her comb? The little black spots? just curiouse.
     
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  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The black spots look like peck marks or like she went through some briars. Doesn't seem significant. I think she must be part Barred Holland, which would definitely explain the white eggs. If I didn't have BRs, I might get some of those. Just dont want different barred birds...unless one was blue barred, LOL.
     
  9. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I think the black spots were probably just dirt. I had posted about it a while back, but I didn't try washing it off. There aren't any spots on her comb now, so I assume it was probably just mud spray or something.
     
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be mixed with a leghorn? [​IMG]
     

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