Help identify my hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yogifink, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mystery chick. Thinking she is some kind of cross, but would like to get opinions. She's a bit nervous and flighty (hence the crapy pictures). Prefers to roost in a tree outside of the coop. Laid her first egg today, small and chocolate brown.



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  2. RanchGirl13

    RanchGirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    she look like a blue golden laced wyandotte too me
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She is very, very pretty!

    I don't see the Wyandotte at all, my first thought was a mixed breed. she may be some unusual color of Marans I'm not familiar with, though, or a project color. That's about the only breed I know that would lay a "chocolate brown" egg--do you have a picture of the egg, by chance?

    My thought is to maybe edit your title to say chocolate egg layer--that should draw the attention of the Marans folks who might not otherwise check the thread. And everyone wants to see a pic of the pretty eggs!
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    You say chocolate brown.. milk chocolate?

    Maybe she is a Blue Copper Marans with the wrong leg colour... Or has Marans in her somewhere.

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pretty mixed breed hen to me, possibly with some Blue Copper Marans in her ancestry.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. chicknnugget

    chicknnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could she be a welsummer mix? She is laying a dark brown egg.
     
  8. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Taking a second look at the egg, I guess its more of a milk chocolate color. It is definitely darker than my RIR eggs, but probably not dark enough to be considered chocolate. I snapped a picture, but can’t upload it right now, I’ll post in the morning.
     
  9. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

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    Which one? ;)
     
  10. yogifink

    yogifink Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice chart! I'd say, some where between 3 and 4.
     

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