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Need help with breed identification please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amberflea, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rescued (or bought very cheap) these two chickens from a guy on Craigs list, He told me they were Araucana's, which now I am thinking the white one is an Ameraucana (it lays an off white egg) (as it has a tail) and the red one I'm not sure. The Red one was completely bald in back, lays blue eggs (you can see her feathers are coming back in) also bald underneath, she is still bald and red underneath a bit, the guy that I got them from said she was molting, but to me it looks like she was way bothered by roosters... just my guess, as I'm new at this. [​IMG] Thanks for any help. PS the little white cochin hen in the background I also got from him, she lays eggs without any yolks... she is really a nice hen... but I think older. Someone wanted her for food for a big snake... glad I got her.(off craigs list)
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  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are classic Easter Eggers
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    Cute couple of easter eggers, AKA mixed breeds who lay green or blue eggs! [​IMG]

    And awww, that makes me so sad about the cochin hen. Kudos to you for rescuing her as well--she's adorable! [​IMG]
     
  4. I think the darker of the two sounds and looks like an Easter Egger. Not sure of the white one, but my guess would be mixed with an EE.
     
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Yep they are EEs and just as cute as they can be!!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Nice girls!

    Hmmm ~ eggs with no yolks ~ you could market them as low cholesterol eggs, great for egg white omelets! [​IMG]
     
  7. Louieandthecrew

    Louieandthecrew I am actually a female!

    Pretty birds!

    Nothing is wrong with this, but if you'd like more help it would be best to post this in the 'What Breed Or Gender Is This' section of the forum. No need to re-post it there, but in the future it may help you out. [​IMG]
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are Easter Eggers. The white and red one is SO cute! She looks like she's real friendly too! [​IMG]

    Your red w/black tail hen is missing feathers from overcrowding. When hens are bored/crowded they'll peck and eat each others feathers, which are 85% protein BTW. The classic areas for pecking is right around the tail base (like the pics show) and on her backside between her legs (like you described). Treatment: Keep the hens from being over-crowded or bored. Her feathers should eventually grow back. If you notice she's being pecked some more, then smear some anti-pick stuff on the area.

    I've never heard of a hen that lays eggs without yolks. Cool! Sounds like the perfect hen for someone who likes to make meringue, LOL. [​IMG] I guess you can't exactly hatch more pullets from her, can you... [​IMG]
     
  9. amberflea

    amberflea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No problem with overcrowding at my house ( she was that way when I got her, and finally is starting to look better and grow feathers back) I've had her since August or so. Nothing picks on her at my house, I'm sure where she used to be, maybe thats why the guy got rid of her, ( I knew it wasn't from molting, but what did I know? Being a newbie:confused:)

    But I sure enjoy them, I can't imagine life without chickens and guineas [​IMG]

    Thanks for the info BTW...

    And yes, next time I will post in the proper place... I missed that index...[​IMG]
     

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