color question

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

  1. tim1970

    tim1970 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea, but hopefully someone else more knowledgable can help you.

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  3. barg

    barg Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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