Help with Identifying these hens please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Of Three Oaks, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. Of Three Oaks

    Of Three Oaks Out Of The Brooder

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    The Hen on the left was sold to me as an Ameraucana hen, but lacks any fluff around her neck. She does lay greenish eggs though, but has stopped laying for the winter.

    The Hen on the right is my main question. We got her and was told she was a mix breed. Any ideas what she could be a mix of? She lays a large, light brown egg almost every day (it's December with no artificial lights). She is pretty close in build to our Wyandotte Hens, but is slightly larger.

    And for the record our Australorp is photo-bombing in the back.

    Thank you much.
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the left is an easter egger and the other one is a silver laced wyandotte
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I second that!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's what I see as well. The wyandotte looks pure bred to me, that's a hard color to cross with something else and keep the nice crisp pattern she has, as well as the rose comb.
     
  5. Of Three Oaks

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    Excellent! thanks for the explanation. I was wondering weather she was pure Wyandotte or not seeing as she is pretty much a spitting image our others.

    The EE doesn't have a ruffled neck which is what confuses me, but i guess the blue egg doesn't lie.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What do you mean by ruffled neck? Are you talking about the beard or muffs, right up around the face? Most easter eggers have them, but it's not unheard of to have a clean faced easter egger.
     
  7. Of Three Oaks

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    This is what I usually picture when I think of an EE. Like mutton chops.
     
  8. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    sometimes in the mix the offspring will loose the muff and beard
     
  9. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several EE hens and had the same questions as one of mine lacks the famous muffs. But the BYC experts set me straight that not all EE will have the muffs.
     

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