Help Identify breed and gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MamaT4, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. MamaT4

    MamaT4 In the Brooder

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    5 week old Jersey Giant hen or roo?
    I also have these two that I think are ameraucana just not sure what kind..they
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    The Jersey Giant's a rooster. Those wattles are huge and red for his age. Oddly, unless the bird is a peacomb [peacombs and facial feathering both suppress wattles] I find it easier to sex by wattles than by comb.

    The two Ameraucanas are actually Easter Eggers--Ameraucanas are a solid colour, usually, and are fairly expensive. Also, they're guaranteed to have beards and yours don't look like they do.

    Pretty birds, though. I love EEs.
     
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  3. MamaT4

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    Thank you so much , I do have one more I would like for you to guess at what kind she is IMG_0582.JPG
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    That's a beardless Easter Egger. Dark legs, pea comb, and weirdly stripey, cool-looking feathers. Generally, the feathers turn a paler quail colour as they age, which is sad.

    This girl (mine) shows pretty classic colouring, even though she's a crossbreed. It's very dominant.
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  5. MamaT4

    MamaT4 In the Brooder

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    She is beautiful
     
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  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Thanks for the compliment.

    Unfortunately, she's also half silkie. And her broody mother was the Easter Egger. She has three full sisters. I am anticipating (with some dread) half of my flock going broody this year. Chicken problems...

    Oh, and where are my manners? Welcome to BYC!
     
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  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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  8. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    Jersey giant are roos and the ameracana is actually an easter egger, ameraucanas are not a mixed color
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Jersey Giant cockerel, Easter egger pullets
     
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