Breed/gender please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EggQueen, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all.

    Can anyone help with the breed and gender of this lovely 5-week old? Hatched from a blue egg sold on eBay as araucana, but can't be completely sure. Legs now pale green, what looks like a black crest, lavender underneath darker/flecked on back, dark tail, beginnings of a comb but not huge. I know these aren't the world's best photos, but any thoughts would be greatly received.

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  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like and Easter Egger (another name for a mutt chicken) that should hopefully lay you blue or green eggs. Shes looks like a pullet.

    Easter Eggers are my fav. I have 8.
     
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  3. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thanks Chicken pickin! You sound fairly sure about the 'she' bit (she says optimistically...)? :)
     
  4. Iuvmychix

    Iuvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup she’s a she. :)
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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  7. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    x3. This is always a source of confusion when we look at birds from other parts of the world.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I saw the England location and thought "I have no idea if that's a purebred bird for them". I know by color it's a female, that's about it, sorry.
     
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't even notice your location when I responded with EE. They are probably correct that it is and araucana. Still looks girl though.
     
  10. EggQueen

    EggQueen Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah, thanks all - I didn't even think to mention location.

    A note on behaviour - yesterday chick and all 6 grown-ups were relaxing in the early evening sun when suddenly chick started cheeping wildly, flew right up into the air and back down again, have every single hen except mum a peck on the head then ran away again. A friend told me this is cockerel behaviour - are they right? I'm still confused!
     

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