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Need help Identifying breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by merkoch, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. merkoch

    merkoch New Egg

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    I am new to chickens and just got my first two. Was hoping someone could help me identify the breeds. I think the black & white is a Plymouth Rock but I am not sure about the other one. Can anyone help?

    Thank you!

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  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucana. Ameraucanas rock. They are by far my favorite breed!
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Your black and white girl is indeed a barred Rock [​IMG].

    the other hen is not an Ameraucana. She may be an Easter egger, if she lays blue or green eggs. However, with the straight comb and clean face, I'm thinking she's simply a mixed breed brown egg layer.

    The good news is they're both female and should give you a nice amount of eggs.
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    The black and white is a Barred Plymouth Rock pullet.

    The other looks to be an Easter Egger pullet, and she also looks like she may be rumpless. This occasionally happens with EE stock that has had a recent infusion of true Araucana blood. @donrae Where are you seeing a straight comb? It looks pea to me, although it's hard to be 100% without a close up of it.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Since the bird in question is not one of the accepted colors for Ameraucana, is not muffed or bearded, it can not be an Ameraucana. It's an Easter Egger. They are not the same thing.
     
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  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    She is not rumpless.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Mixed breed, possibly an Easter Egger.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  9. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually she is a brown red Ameraucana. That is an accepted variety.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    That's not Brown Red. Brown Reds have the same coloring as a Black Copper Marans. Hens are black with some brown, red, or gold in the neck and chest; nowhere else. The lack of muffs and beard are enough to show that she isn't Ameraucana, though.
     

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