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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmachickgirl, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. emmachickgirl

    emmachickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    A couple of months ago we bought what we thought was amricona ( named Mia )cause that's what the peaple said she was and we were new and didn't know much so that's what we thought but then we got real amriconas and we new that Mia was not one anyone got any ideas what she is here's some pictures
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's an Easter Egger pullet and it looks like she's been very badly over-bred by a rooster or roosters. How many roosters vs. hens do you have? The recommended ratio of roosters to hens is 1 rooster for every 10 hens. As they mature, too many roosters become very hard physically on the hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking the feathers from their necks and backs (like yours is), battering them, and potentially, seriously injuring them.
     
  3. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    No... Doesn't look like an EE, her legs would be a darker blue/green. Possibly a speckled Sussex? Idk, but she's definitely over-bred and probably picked on too. How many roosters do you have?
     
  4. emmachickgirl

    emmachickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    We have one rooster in are coop
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With due respect, it's not a Speckled Sussex with that pea comb (SS have single combs). EEs do not always have blue/green legs although that is the most common color. Because they are hybrids, there are no standards for EEs and sometimes they have yellow or whitish legs like the bird in the photo. The pics below are some examples.
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  6. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah, I realized it couldn't be a SS. I was just looking at the colors in the feathering and I couldn't tell what the comb looked like, but theen I researched more about them... But I still don't think it could be an EE. Even if it had more feathers, I just can see that that's an EE, and I can't even tell if the comb IS a pea comb
     
  7. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Was it like this when it was given to you?
     
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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    What I can see of the comb, it does look a little funky, but that's common with EEs, and it's definitely not a single comb. The EE in the bottom pic of my last post has a funky looking comb. Having ruled out the leg coloring, I'm curious why you don't think it could be an EE.
     
  10. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know, it just doesn't look anything like any easter egger I've ever seen (well... Considering the condition its in). Even the owner of this hen doesn't think it is an Easter egger. It could just be some hybrid mutt or something
     

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