I need some help to identify my rooster.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenkeeper97, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. chickenkeeper97

    chickenkeeper97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two of these that were given to us. They are almost identical and very large. Only six months old, they already weigh 5-6 lbs.each, and have enormous 7-point combs. We are keeping them warm at night but they came to us with some frost damage to the comb. Their legs are dark yellow. Any help is appreciated.
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  2. goosehead

    goosehead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2011
    Right here
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  3. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. It looks like the Ambers, a cross of an RIR male on a White Plymouth Rock female. Quite handsome.
     
  4. chickenkeeper97

    chickenkeeper97 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with you both after looking at your link. Thank you very much for the help, we've only been doing chickens for about 2 years so still have lots to learn. I wonder if they produced chicks with my ameraucana's , how they would turn out. Would those chicks lay blue or brown eggs?
     
  5. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would lay green eggs. You could also end up with brown and pink layers- even blue. I don't fully understand it. You would not get dark olive green though, for that you would need chocolate eggers like marans and welsummers. there is even a name for these ameraucana crosses- easter eggers!!! They are also called rainbow layers. Hatcheries sell them as americanas, araucanas, ameraucana/araucanas. Araucanas are a separate breed of their own. they also sell them as ameraucanas, though they are only PART ameraucana. Easter eggers are great birds. I just love them!!!
     
  6. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, but he's pretty.
     
  7. chickenkeeper97

    chickenkeeper97 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks again for the help. I can only hope if I get EE's out of the mix that the eggs would be larger than what my ameaucana currently produce. Not that they aren't very tasty.
     
  8. Coopacabana

    Coopacabana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your ee's should have better laying capabilities and larger eggs than the ameraucanas with the addition of the ambers. that's is why hatcheries breed them rather than pure ameraucana- more eggs = more chicks for sale. It should be an interesting project- I wonder what they will look like. I think you might come up with some pretty unique chickies!!! It's always a surprise with ee's.
     

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