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Mystery chickens - breed and sex

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by swtbtrcup, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameracauna's.... I think all are pullets. Im wondering if they are really Ameracauna's or another breed. One is black with gold laced feathers, gray/black and white, mostly yellow and brown, reddish color

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    Not sure what she is. I cant remember if I got her with the ameracauna's or at TSC. She is orange/red with bluish color on her neck. She is very sweet and docile.

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    These 3 are cochins. Im wondering what color they are. (There are other chickens in the picture with them) I am thinking either all blue's or maybe 2 blue's and a lavender? All 3 are varied shades of the blue/gray.

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    Thanks
    Carol
     
  2. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black and red one the cute little girl is holding looks pretty Dark Cornish to me.
     
  3. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, the little girl is holding a dark cornish. I have 2.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Side pics of the birds standing naturally would be best to show colors, stance, wing/tail carriage, and build. The one with laced feathers looks like a dark Cornish. It looks like you might have some Easter Eggers and the Cochins look more like Cochin crosses. They aren't carrying the heavy leg/foot feathering or "poofiness" of purebred Cochins. Still looks like a nice little rainbow flock.
     
  5. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I know I've seen other chickens that look like her. Only thing I noticed is she seems to have longer legs than the pics I've seen of dark cornish hens.
     
  6. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture taking doesnt work well with 2 little girls assisting haha. I will probably take more when I can keep them out of the pen.

    They are a pretty laid back group of chickens so I am happy with them. My silkie roo thinks he is Mr. Studmuffin and runs the entire pen.
     
  7. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most "Ameracaunas" are actually Easter Egger mutts [​IMG] I found that out after I got my 3. Mine all look completely different from each other, but they are all love bugs [​IMG]
     
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  8. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them so the girls could have pretty eggs. Luckily all appear to be girls so I dont have to worry about mixing.
     
  9. kinsey228

    kinsey228 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I can't wait until I see the colored eggs my 2 EE pullets lay ! I also have an EE roo, just in case I want some more chicks that lay pretty eggs [​IMG]
     
  10. swtbtrcup

    swtbtrcup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait for mine to start laying.
     

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