Help Identifying Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BugBittenAnkles, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. BugBittenAnkles

    BugBittenAnkles New Egg

    Sep 2, 2016
    Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster. My aunt obtained a chicken a while ago and we have not been able to identify what exactly she is. It doesn't help that she is very old and has lost her neck feathers, but after some digging I've found a picture that somewhat resembles her.

    I might post a picture of her later but I feel like this is the closest photo I've seen: pea comb, beard & muffs, grey feather and grey feet. Even the plumage of her tail is the same!:


    Also, despite being old, she still lays an egg every week or so, which happen to be an off white and or light brown.
    I mention this because the only chicken breeds I've found that sort match her appearance all lay blue eggs, and hers are most definitely not blue. I'm not sure if that means she's a cross or not, but I've been trying to find exactly what she is or what she might be for a while.

    I might take a picture and post a photo of her if any of you think it'll help, but she's a haggard little thing so her plumage isn't as great and is the reason why she's hard to identify for us. She was apparently a class pet for a kindergarden before they retired her and gave her up for adoption -- you could imagine what sort of stress she must've endured before meeting the Queen of Tomatoes and Greens that is my aunt :p
  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2016
    Down Under
    Thats weird about the egg colour because if she looks identical to the pic then it would be an aracuana or an easter egger which definitely lay coloured eggs! I wouldnt be sure then. Sorry
  3. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2014
    She's a mutt. Something (brown egg layer) mixed with Easter Egger or Olive Egger.
  4. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2015
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    She's most likely an Easter Egger. EE's can lay blue, green, brown or pinkish eggs. I have several and they are lovely birds. So glad she found a good home with you!
  5. Mr Beaks

    Mr Beaks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2015
    Valley Springs, Ca.
    Also, Photos are always welcome and can help us identify breed more accurately than description alone :).
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    She's an Easter Egger. They are very similar to the Ameraucana breed, but they can be any color/pattern and they can lay any color egg.
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    EE pullet

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