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Got my first chickens today, and one is a mystery ????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OkieKristi, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi In the Brooder

    Nov 24, 2010
    N.E. Oklahoma
    I have been reading BYC for a couple of months and preparing to get a few chickens to raise for eggs. The coop is finally finished (mostly), and I got my first chickens today. I bought three black star and one red star pullet (13-14 wks old) from someone I found on Craigslist. She offered me another chicken - said that it is the same age as the others, but she had no idea what it is. She thought probably Ameracauna, because the face is somewhat tufted, but it is MUCH larger than the other girls. I am posting a pic of just her, as well as one of her with the other girls for size reference. Since I brought her home, I realized how much larger she really is, and after watching her with the others, I am also wondering if she is a really a he. I am also guessing that she is part Ameracauna, but is it normal for them to be so much larger than the black/red stars? Opinions please!




  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Beautiful Easter Egger Rooster you have there.
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    I agree with Mahonri.
  4. DPC poultry

    DPC poultry Songster

    Dec 18, 2010
    Mt. washington Ky
    I think that is a rhode island red mixed with a black giant
  5. Robo

    Robo Songster

    Jul 15, 2010
    Looks like an EE to me.
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    yes easter egger cockerel
  7. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:how do you get that?
    it has muffs with a beard & green legs nothing like a JG [​IMG]

  8. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Definitely a boy there [​IMG]
  9. OkieKristi

    OkieKristi In the Brooder

    Nov 24, 2010
    N.E. Oklahoma
    Thanks everyone. Unfortunately, that's what I was thinking too, but I am far from an expert. I really didn't want a rooster right now, but my daughter has also declared it her favorite chicken, so he will probably be around for awhile.
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Isn't it nice to get validation here? I mean, you look at your bird, and you're pretty sure, but then you look again, and maybe not...........then post pics and find out you were right!

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