color question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tim1970, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. tim1970

    tim1970 In the Brooder

    Aug 23, 2007
    We just recently had some chicks hatch out in our coop. Our flock consists of buff orps. buff cochins, and 2 americanas. The only rooster with them is a buff orpington. 2 of the hatchlings are black, with a yellow spot on the top of their head, and no feathered feat. How can this be? I do not think one of the americanas laid the egg, because they hatched out of brown eggs. These are hatchery hens, so I guess some of the hens could be mixed. Any ideas?
  2. Omeletta

    Omeletta Songster

    Jun 12, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I have no idea, but hopefully someone else more knowledgable can help you.

  3. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Keeping your thread alive, cause I want to see an answer too [​IMG]
    I looked on the web but couldnt find info on it .
  4. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Songster

    Jun 6, 2007
    Winston Salem, NC
    Are your Americanas laying green eggs? If not...Americanas are a mixed breed and can lay tan/beige/brownish eggs with dark colored chicks emerging in the hatching.

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