No idea what she is

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wallace, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. wallace

    wallace Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a picture. She's got pretty coloring, but I can't figure out what she is.

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    One thing notable - she doesn't have a proper comb. She did have a typical comb-like ridge when she was a chick, but it's been replaced by a wider, fuzzy pink patch. I'm pretty sure her girlfriend there is a Black Austrolorp.

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    One more picture.

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    Any ideas? Might she be some kind of Araucana half-breed?
     
  2. MTchick

    MTchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She kinda looks like my Americauna, which is probably an Easter Egger mixed breed but was labeled Araucana at the feed store. However, your hen has no beard or muffs, which mine does. I don't know if that helps.

    I like her rear feathers. Neat barring.

    -MTchick
     
  3. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    I have a beautiful hen, though a different color than yours, that is an EE and she has no muffs or beard but does have the same comb. Since they are cross breeds they don't all always have all the traits. But I do have some with very similar coloration as yours with beards & muffs. Sooooo, I think your girl is an EE/Americauna/Aracauna. I think.......
     
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  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    She has yellow legs, EEs would either have blue or green.
     
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Buttercup?
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    No its not a buttercup, she looks nothing like mine. I don't know what she is maybe a cross of some sort?
     
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  7. wallace

    wallace Out Of The Brooder

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    I found this website, http://drake.marin.k12.ca.us/staff/wing/chickens.htm, that says this is an Araucana. I know it's not a proper Araucana, but the feathering is identical to mine. For now I'm going to assume she's an EE, and we'll see when she starts laying eggs. Although I don't know what to make of the bright yellow legs.

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  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I agree.........either ameraucana or EE.
     
  9. usalbrechts

    usalbrechts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    deffanetly a road island red! [​IMG]
     
  10. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I agree w/ Beckyla! Hatchery "Amercauna's" (aka EE's) are mixes and don't always have the same traits. Definitely has EE eyes and coloring, the yellow legs, well maybe whatever her mother is has them, In order to get the blue egg strain their father would have to be either EE or Amercauna, I doubt hatcheries use Aracuanas since they are a rare breed and have a terrible hatch rate, due to a lethal gene. So my guess, she's a mix, which most supposed "Americauna's" from hatcheries are, or feed stores, if you want the real deal you have to go to private dealer.
     
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