I can't tell the difference!! Do I need better pictures?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by atomic_chicken, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking for input on the type of comb on my cross hens

    Ameraucana Does she have a Pea comb or a single?
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    Now the other gals. These hens are 3 months old Australorp X - They might have been crossed with Ameraucanas

    #1 ???
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    #2 ???
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    #3 ???
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    I have 3 other hens that have distinctive single combs. These are the ones I cannot figure out.

    Can anyone tell from the photos?

    i have read that some people can tell comb types in chicks? Hopefully these picture are good enough for someone to see the comb type.
     
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  2. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:First looks like a cushion comb. The others look like pea combs.
     
  3. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:First looks like a cushion comb. The others look like pea combs.

    x2... the first one's comb looks like a brahma's comb
     
  4. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input!

    If my so called Ameraucana has a cushion comb then will it lay brown eggs?

    Could the other ones be blue egg layers?

    It's all fairly confusing.....
     
  5. MixedBlessings

    MixedBlessings Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Egg color genes are independent of comb genes as far as I know. So it just depends on what egg color genes the parents of the birds were carrying; no reason a cushion-combed bird *couldn't* lay a blue or green egg.
     
  6. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:Your "Ameraucana" could lay brown blue or green eggs. The others could lay any color eggs depending on their parentage, do you have any other birds with peacombs?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She doesn't have a cushion comb. That's what many pea combs look like on young pullets. All of them have pea combs. I've had many Ameraucanas, Easter Eggers and crosses of the two.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, I guess I'll be the first to chime in and say - No Ameraucanas in there. [​IMG]

    The first Easter Egger has a pea comb.

    The black Easter Eggers also have pea combs.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I agree on the EEs. Didn't want to say it again, though. [​IMG] But, yes, all have pea combs, like I said in my above post.
     
  10. atomic_chicken

    atomic_chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Ok Ok.....Obviously I was sold an EE. I am new to this and am only calling the bird what i was told it was called.
     

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