Breed help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by catnip1970, Sep 1, 2016.

  1. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

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    We bought 10 mixed chick at the local chicken swap at the end of May. They are now old enough to get a good idea of what they will look like fully grown. I k ow that some are jersey giant/americauna mixes and some of them are barred rocks but can't figure this one out. Ideas? There are two of them and they both have the facial tufts like americauna. [​IMG]
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossbred or Easter Egger
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm going with Easter Egger. [​IMG] I LOVE her plumage!

    ~Alex
     
  4. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the responses. She is a very pretty bird. Here's one of the jersey/americauna mixes. The camera does not do justice to her plumage. [​IMG]
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Um...
    That's a cockerel. And with the single comb, there is no Ameraucana in him at all. Most likely, the 'Ameraucana' parent was actually an Easter egger.
     
  6. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2, last pic is an EE cockerel.
     
  7. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

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    Thanks. I'm obviously a novice here. Is easter egger a term for generic crossbreed? Kind of what we'd call a mutt in a dog? Also, how are you telling that this is a cockerel at this point? I can tell when the tail fetters get longer but am still trying to figure all of this out
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Hatchery sourced Easter Eggers aren't mutts or mixed breeds. They just haven't been bred to a specific standard. Your birds, on the other hand, are mixed breeds. It's the deep, dark red through the wing that indicates that the second bird you posted is male. That is something only males get.
     
  9. catnip1970

    catnip1970 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info. Looking at the couple dozen chickens we hAve I now see that only my males have red on their wings. The other crossbreed that have some obvious jersey giant in them don't have the red.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree with Junebuggena
     

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