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black bird fluffy cheeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ester, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Ester

    Ester New Egg

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    Can anyone help me with this? I have looked a so many photos trying to find something that looks like BB but can't find a match. I am not sure if it is a pullet or cock, supposed to be pullet. Medium sized bird with iridescent black feathers, large brown eyes, and grey legs. BB's most interesting feature is fluffy cheeks, the comb is small and black and s/he's very shy. I want to say he called her a Minorca, but the pictures don't look right. Any ideas anyone? and while your at it hen/rooster? Thanks for your help!

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    How old is she and where did you get her?

    She looks like a pullet. If she came from a hatchery, I'm going to say easter egger, but with the straight comb I doubt you'll get green or blue eggs. If she came from a private person hatching their own birds, I'm thinking mixed breed with some ee ancestry. j

    Puffy cheeks, without feathered legs or some sign of a topknot, are usually an easter egger trait.
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be either a single combed Easter Egger, or a second gen cross from Olive eggers (usually marans/ameraucana). Either way she is not likely to lay green eggs

    I have a single combed bearded Olive egger chick that looks a lot like her. It hatched from Oliver eggers that where Black copper Marans/Ameraucana crosses.
     
  4. Ester

    Ester New Egg

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    BB came from a breeder/farm with numerous pure bred heritage breeds. He said it was a pure bred something, but it sounds like that may not have been accurate. She is about 7 months old and hasn't started laying.
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only single combed bearded chicken I can think of is a (bantam) D'uccle

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  6. Chicken Tamer

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    Araucana maybe?
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no, they are rumpless and tufted, also have pea combs
    this is an araucana
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  8. Chicken Tamer

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    I forgot about that, sorry, I thought they could be rumpless, but not all of them are.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, they are not always rumpless, but the OP's bird doesnt have any of the araucana traits
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Muffs are not the same as tufts (think beard vs moustache). Araucana have only tufts, which are little spritzes of feathers growing from their ears. Completely different than a muff (beard), which grows under the chin and around the neck.

    This bird is an Easter Egger. Because Easter Eggers are mixed by nature, you can get one with a straight comb. Because of how genetics work, they are less likely to lay blue to green eggs however.
     

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