Hens or Roos? EE or Americaunas???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Merica33, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. Merica33

    Merica33 Just Hatched

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    The interesting thing about these two is that neither of them have combs and where there should be a comb there is no real color.... They are both about a month old.
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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both look like Easter Egger pullets, for now. They're a little too young to be sure, however. All chickens have combs, though the comb that most Easter Eggers have (a pea comb) is small and sometimes hard to see on young birds.

    Where did you get them from?
     
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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The yellow legs automatically eliminates Ameraucana as a potential breed for these chicks. I assure you, they do have some sort of comb, you just haven't learned how to identify different comb types. Easter Eggers typically have pea combs. They look like a series of small bumps. Another possibility is that they are just random, backyard mixes. If they have a rose comb, it will look like a flat wedge shape.
    Pretty birds, though, and both look female at this point.
     
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  4. Merica33

    Merica33 Just Hatched

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    I got them from a friend of mine who has easter eggers....
     
  5. Merica33

    Merica33 Just Hatched

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    I will add better pics of the fronts of them so yall can see their comb
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Merica33

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    I will post more pics soon... That way you can see their combs... :) thank you so much for your input!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm going with barnyard mix. If there are EE parents, you have a chance at colored eggs. Pea combs are linked to the blue egg gene. Since you can't really ID a comb at this point, I'm thinking they have pea combs, so you have a chance of colored eggs. Feel free to call them Easter Eggers, it's not like there's EE police who are going to come knocking on your door [​IMG].

    Neither one is looking male at this point, but it's still too early to say pullets for sure.

    They're pretty, love the coloring!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    thinking pullets at this point in time
     
  10. summerb123

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