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Anybody tell me what breed this is? Think it is an Amber Star Hybrid.. Advice needed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ashleal123, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. ashleal123

    ashleal123 New Egg

    Sep 23, 2013
    Hey! :)

    Recently got a new pullet because they had to swap my rooster due to a mistake in sexing the chicks when they were young, so they swapped him for my new girl

    Can anyone tell me which breed she is?

    Plus the other 2 pecked her head as soon as she was put with them, so I have separated them, any advice on this too?

  2. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    I am not sure what breed she is. But I do have some advice for adding her in. There IS going to be pecking. I would section off a part of the coop with separate food and water for her, so the chickens that you already have can see here and get used to her, but not get to her. After a week or two of this, either sneak the new pullet onto the roost at night or let her out while they are free ranging, either methods work great. Hope all goes well and you get some answers on the breed!
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon

    She looks to be a mix to me and could be an Amber Star...which is a hybrid from a Rhode Island White (from what I've read). Hard to tell as some general Leghorn mutts I have look like that.

    Lady of McCamley
  4. alibra

    alibra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Sacramento, CA
    Rhode Island white or white plymoth rock?
  5. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    true rhode island whites have a rose comb and it might just be my computer but the legs don't look yellow, which means not a rock either
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    I agree.
  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    Good reminder that true Rhode Island Whites have a rose comb and an Amber Star should be a hybrid from a Rhode Island White...and my understanding is the rose comb is dominant over a single comb...your bird looks to have a single comb so I think it is more likely a leghorn or rock mix.

    Lady of McCamley
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    I think the best you can say is a commercial hybrid, probably crossed with white Leghorn in there somewhere. My guess would be a Dekalb Amberlink, which does have a straight comb.
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    She looks like a runty meat bird to me [​IMG]

    Here is one of mine at 9 weeks. This one is runty as well. I had a slow second batch.

    She probably isn't of course, because she is small. It would help to know her actual age.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2013

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