Mystery Breed/Hybrid

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amartinlb, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. amartinlb

    amartinlb Songster

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    I just noticed that unlike my other Ameraucanas his legs are a definite yellow color, and he's developed a brown and white pattern on the wings that are just starting to come in, as well as a rose comb unlike the single combs on the other ameraucanas.

    I'll have my son take new photos today...

    -Anna
     
  2. amartinlb

    amartinlb Songster

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    Here's the new pics. The pattern developing on the feathers is very strange and does not appear to be anything like normal Ameraucanas...

    Any ideas on that variety or mixes this chick is? It was sold as an Ameraucana pullet chick. It's 5 weeks old now.

    Here's the rose comb...or at least I think that's a rose comb...:
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    Any ideas on that variety or mixes this chick is? It was sold as an Ameraucana pullet chick. It's 5 weeks old now.

    -Anna
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  3. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

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    EE.. and looks like a cockerel
     
  4. countrybum

    countrybum Songster

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    Hawk mix - going by the feather color. [​IMG] Looks like a hen to me, comb looks small, do not see puffy cheeks so I do not think it is an Ameraucana. Not sure, but I am going to look at chick pics and try to find out.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2009
  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    I think it is an EE as well AND a cockerel (possibly). It looks like it has the start of spurs in one of recent pics (though hens can have little starters like those as well, so that isn't a sure indicator...unless it gets long! [​IMG] ). Maybe it'll turn out to look like Cetawin's EE roo on the previous page. That roo is gorgeous!

    I just noticed that unlike my other Ameraucanas his legs are a definite yellow color, and he's developed a brown and white pattern on the wings that are just starting to come in, as well as a rose comb unlike the single combs on the other ameraucanas.

    I'll have my son take new photos today...

    -Anna

    Just an FYI tidbit... Ameraucana/Araucana's sold in feed stores and hatcheries are Easter Eggers. The only way to really get a purebred Ameraucana or Araucana (two different breeds) is to go through a breeder. EEs usually have pea combs, but not always and usually have greenish legs, but not always. As you are seeing in your other pullet, they can have singlke combs and yellow legs. EEs are not truly purebred...they are bred for egg color, not blood line. Also, TRUE Ameraucanas will have slate legs and a pea comb. EEs are wonderful birds and excellent egg layers. I have 3 EEs (sold as Ameraucanas) and they have great personalities, lay large blue/green eggs regularly.​
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I stand corrected.

    EE ROO!
     
  7. countrybum

    countrybum Songster

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    Amar, what ever it is he/she it is one pretty chicken. If you do not want it, ship it to me.
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    That is a pea comb, not a rose comb. EE's have pea combs, and come in every color of the chicken rainbow. Looks like it's going to be a neat-looking bird!
     
  9. amartinlb

    amartinlb Songster

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    [​IMG] Thanks everyone for your replies!!!

    Cetawin - I looked at your Eggtopia- it's really great. [​IMG]

    After looking at your picture I think our chick may turn out like it! It's really different looking. I like that so you can tell them apart easier. You have a beautiful mix of birds! [​IMG]
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    definitely an EE cockeral [​IMG]
     

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