Mystery Chick from a Blue/Green Egg (UK)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by julibob, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. julibob

    julibob Out Of The Brooder

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    This chick hatched on Easter Sunday :) . He/She came from a blue egg and the hens are all running with various cocks! Clearly not a Cream Legbar cross. So Araucana or Ameraucana? Any ideas please!
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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    doesnt looks like it has a crest or a beard, what color chickens do you have? that could help narrow down the breeds.
     
  3. julibob

    julibob Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these eggs blind from a smallholding. I only know that it was a blue egg. :)
     
  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could possibly be an Isbar or Legbar cross. It has a single comb and doesn't have a (noticable) crest or beard.
     
  5. GaryDean26

    GaryDean26 Chicken Czar Premium Member

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    There are lots of barnyard mixes that lay blue eggs. The mixes will ussually have a pea comb that is dominate to a single comb. A resessive single comb gene could still be present and show up in off spring expecially if the father has a single comb. The chances of the mother passing the single comb gene and blue egg gene together however in a 1 in 20 chance though since the pea comb and the blue egg gene are located so close to each other on the gene map.

    I agree that this is not from legbar ancentry since there is no white spot on the head from the barring gene. I don't think Isbars are even avaialbe in the UK, so that would be out too. I would guess the blue gene that the mother had was from an Araucana because like the Isbars I don't think there are Americaunas in the UK.

    If this chick is a female is will not likely lay green eggs like its mother.
     

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