Can anyone tell me what breed this pullet and roo are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sally8, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Sally8

    Sally8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They came with the eggs I bought to hatch. They are not like the rest. Thanks.[​IMG]

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    EE mixes :)
     
  3. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That feather colour and type look like it could be a Sumatra or a cross thereof.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I'm guessing EE based on beard and combs. Sumatras have super long tails.

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  5. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black sumatra's are one of the original jungle fowl and the black variety has blueish legs just like the picture.
     
  6. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Roo seems to be growing a fair sized tail and he is only young.
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Ameraucanas also have these traits, but have beards.

    Sumatras do not have muffs and beards, and the boy has splotches, so he is not pure Ameraucana.
     
  8. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one who looks just like this. Tiny, almost black comb. She is supposedly an Olive Egger, a cross between a Black Copper Marans and a Wheaten Ameraucana. The birds I got in this batch, though, didn't really turn out to be the ones they said they should be, so I'm not positive. I'm waiting to see what color egg she lays.

    Anyway, that makes her an Easter Egger, a mixed breed from an Ameraucana.

    Is yours laying yet?
     
  9. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    they are ees I have sumatras and crosses, they aint right for a cross, most black birds have a sheen to them
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I think they call it beetle sheen. [​IMG] Here is a naked neck female with the same type of sheen. It is very obvious on black birds, which is what I love about the colour! [​IMG] Here is a purebred bantam black Ameraucana
     

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