Need help figuring out the breed

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  1. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I am new to the Back Yard Chicken page. I have raised chickens for a year and a half now. My flock is all different kinds of breeds. This past July I had a hen sit on some eggs from a farm that has all different breeds of chickens, I had 4 out of 11 eggs hatch. I could tell what 3 of the chicks were, but this one I could not figure out. I had never seen a chick look like the first picture does. The bottom picture shows him at 5 months, I have looked all over the internet to see if I could find out what he is. I have not had much success finding that out, he kinda looks like a Blue Andalusian. But he does not have the white ear lobes as they do, I wonder if as he matures if he will get them.
     
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  2. my sunwolf

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    He looks like a Blue Ameraucana to me. May not be pure, but Ameraucana is definitely in his genetics.
     
  3. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But he doesn't have a berd like my Ameraucana have, and I have seen a pure bred Ameraucana rooster. He hatched out with a pure Black Australorp hen, Rode Island Red Rooster, and a Rode Island Red Ameraucana mix. I found a picture that looks just like him, its the Andalusian. This rooster has me racking my brain.
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Best way to test would be to breed him to a white egg layer and see what color eggs his offspring lay. He looks mixed breed, whatever he is.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  6. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't care what he is, he is very beautiful. But it would be kinda nice to know what he is. you know what I mean.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Looks like a mix to me.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  9. ParklandPoultry

    ParklandPoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    He's very pretty, I'd guess an Americana and Andalusian. Not all Americanas have beards and some do have a full tail so it can be hard to tell. I have two Americana hens that have regular tails, no beards, and single combs but do have green legs and lay green eggs.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a possible Blue Easter Egger to me.
     

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