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Bought as an Araucana Pullet... What is she/he really...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlueJaye, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is definitely the leader of my flock and is obviously not an Araucana. I think she is an easter egger, but haven't seen others like her. She is around 20 weeks old. Thanks![​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'd need to see a full body shot, but I suspect she's an Easter Egger. It's very common for hatcheries/feed stores to mislable their Easter Eggers, and call them Araucanas or Ameraucanas.
     
  3. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I've heard, but have never seen her coloring/body type on other EEs. This is from a few weeks back, but of her whole body. [​IMG]
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, EE lady, I have similar to her, but with a beard. Lemme get a pic

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    The closest named color to their pattern is Silver Duckwing.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, Easter egger.

    There's a massive thread about sexing ee by color, you might check it out to see the range of colors they come in.
     
  6. BlueJaye

    BlueJaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So it's normal for her to have a red and significant comb and wattle? Most of the other photos in the thread that donraie was talking about had tiny pink combs...
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:There's really no 'normal' for EEs. They are mixed by nature, and thus you get all sorts of different quirks with them. Ideally, to me, an EE should have: Pea comb, muff/beard, lay green/blue eggs, & have slate/willow legs. However, you can add, subtract, mix around, and play with any of those features and still technically have an EE.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Her large red comb means she's reached sexual maturity and should be laying very soon.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    At 20 weeks, she is a mature hen. Hens have red combs and wattles too, just significantly smaller than roos.

    If she had that red of comb and size at say 9 weeks, we'd all be saying roo, but she is 5 months old and getting ready to lay.

    The photo looks like she has a nice pea comb, so your chances are very good that she will lay blue or green eggs. [​IMG]

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