Need help figuring out the breed

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  1. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chirping

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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

    my sunwolf Songster

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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 Chirping

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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 Songster

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    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 Bird is the Word

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  6. 10Momma14

    10Momma14 Chirping

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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

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Looks like a mix to me.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. ParklandPoultry

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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 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    He looks like a possible Blue Easter Egger to me.
     

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