Help identify my "filler" chickens

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

  1. japrasz

    japrasz Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I got a dozen Rhode Island Reds from the local feed and seed store. To keep them warm in shipping they added "filler." This filler was a dozen mystery chickens. I think they might be Araucana, but I'm not sure. They seem to be more agressive towards each other them the RIR. I know two are roosters so far. THey are 9 1/2 weeks old. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    Definitely looks like Americaunas/Easter Eggers in there. They sure are pretty!!
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!

    Wow! You have some beautiful Easter Eggers there! And for free, it doesn't get any better than that!!
     
  4. japrasz

    japrasz Out Of The Brooder

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    Great!! Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to having blue/green eggs. I don't suppose any one could tell from the picture if they were pullets or cockerels. If not could anyone give me tips on how to tell the difference. Or do I need to post a new question for that.
     
  5. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What hatcheries were they fillers for? I know ideal ships fillers for warmth and they always send roosters.
     
  6. japrasz

    japrasz Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure what hatcher they used, but I think your right that most of them are roosters. I know of two for sure they have started crowing. Also, they seem very agressive compared to the RIRs.
     
  7. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think one looks to me like a hen. But the rest of the EEs look rooster-ish. My one EE hen still has a yellow-pink comb and she is about 13 weeks old.

    -MTchick
     
  8. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    I think they're officially called packing POPCORN!

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