definitely not a rhode Island Red...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pinksky, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. pinksky

    pinksky Out Of The Brooder

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    Which is what they told me at the feed store when I bought this chicken as a chick. I know she is a mutt, but I'm curious to know what breeds she is possibly made up of. I originally thought she would lay a white egg because of her white ear lobes, but she surprised me with an olive green egg. Darker than any of my Easter Egger's green/blue eggs. Thinking maybe she's got some welsummer in her? What do you think?

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  2. looks like a new hampshire red or RIR crossed with a wyandotte to me. The only thing wrong with that is the off colored egg. sure it is from her and sure it is not just a weird color of brown/tan?
    I have a couple that lay an odd color of tan that sometimes looks light green in certain light.

    Comb is not right for a welsummer cross with any other type of red I do not believe. I am certain there is red in her
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks like an EE x Production Red to me.


    When you cross an EE who lays green eggs with a brown egg layer, you get some pretty weird "greenish" eggs. They're not Olive Eggers but seem similar when looking at the eggs.
     
  4. pinksky

    pinksky Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think she gets her white ear lobes from the EE side? Do EE's normally have white ear lobes? I can't tell on any of mine because of all the muff in the way!
     
  5. Quote:possible....remember that an EE is itself a cross, so you can get pretty strange results. I am researching the possible comb outcomes of that cross also...may shed some more light
     
  6. After more research...I think that ILLIA is def. correct. Easter egger and a one of the reds.

    EE can get white lobes as well as that comb .
     

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