New chickens! Breed help?!?!

turtlefat

In the Brooder
6 Years
Apr 11, 2013
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Gunnison, Colorado
Needed a few more chickies for my flock and got these from farmer down the road. I am thinking blue Andalusian and speckled Sussex. Those are just quick guesses since I am new to the chicken world. Help from the experts would be great. Thanks
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Kelsie2290

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Agree the top one is a Speckled Sussex. Not sure about the second, do you know how old it is, is it a single comb? A Blue (Splash) Andalusian would usually have a big single comb, more Leghorn size.
 

turtlefat

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6 Years
Apr 11, 2013
23
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Gunnison, Colorado
I think maybe 20-22 weeks. Yes I would say single comb. Right now it is kinda a sad little combover growing more out than up :( the farmer also said she laid blue eggs which I have yet to see. But that doesn't make sense for a blue Andalusian.
 

Kelsie2290

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Blue eggs are always fun, If she lays blue/green eggs, you have an Easter Egger, and it is probably a sort of modified peacomb from being crossed with something that has a single comb at some time.
 

ramirezframing

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Mar 2, 2011
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First one looks like a speckled sussex. The other is not a splash andalusian, as her body build is wrong and she looks to have a light buff coloring around her face and comb.
 

Angelicisi

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Mar 26, 2013
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2nd one is an easter egger if she lays a blue egg as Kelsie said. Could be a cross of many usually another ee (greenish eggs) or ameraucana (bluer eggs) crossed with a brown laying breed.
 
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donrae

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The splash bird's comb is quite similar to what I've got from crossing a leghorn with an ee. So she could have an andalusian parent, or other Mediterranean breed, and an ee parent. The blue egg makes her an ee by default.
 

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