I thought this was an australorp but i may be an ameraucana. PICS

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by boykin2010, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This isnt a picture of my chicken but it is one i found on google images that looks exactly like the one i have now. Someone gave me 4 chickens about 5 or 6 months ago and i gave away all but 1. The owner told me that they were all purebred australorps. Well now the one i have now is 8 or 9 months old hen and it has a pea comb and muffs on its face like my easter egger. Can any of you please tell me from the pic i attached if this is a black australorp or an ameraucana.
    The thing that really caught my attention was when i got 2 blue/green eggs the other day and i have only 1 easter egger. ( so i thought )
    But even weirder than that the new green egg i got was a double yolker the first time it layed an egg! I cant believe i didnt notice it earlier than this but the chicken i have has muffs, a pea comb and blue legs. Arent these typical signs of an easter egger?

    Thanks in advance, boykin 2010
     
  2. MyKidLuvsGreenEgz

    MyKidLuvsGreenEgz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not an australorp (we have them) ... they don't have the tufts around the face. Could be an egger but I've never seen a pure black one before. Anybody else?
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    That's def not an Australorp.... [​IMG]
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    That picture is a black Ameraucana. If your girl layed a green egg she is probably an EE. What color are her legs? Some of the newer color Ameraucana's lay greenish eggs but a black one should lay a blue egg.
     
  5. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her legs are blue and she isnt solid black. You would never be able to see it in the picture but on the side of her neck is 3 or 4 orange stripes about an inch long. She just has a little orange on her but she is mostly black. Whatever is laying the mystery egg is laying a GREEN egg. It is actually very dark compared to my blue eggs. I will post a pic of the egg she laid that was a double yolker if i can get to a pic.
     
  6. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the mystery egg is on the left. i have a white polish egg in the middle for comparison. On the right is the normal blue egg i get almost everyday from the white easter egger
     
  7. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anybody else?
     
  8. AllCoop'dUp

    AllCoop'dUp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I want a blue egg layer so badly!!![​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's an EasterEgger, NOT an Ameraucana from your description.
     
  10. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok. Can you tell 100% from the picture that she is NOT an australorp and that she does lay a blue/green egg...
     

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