Not sure what breed this is

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bycfarmer, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. bycfarmer

    bycfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Westminster. MD
    We bought two black australorp pullets from the local feed store in the spring. One turned out to be a rooster and we have no idea what breed the other one is. Anyone have any idea on the breed?

  2. laceynoelle

    laceynoelle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2009
    She might be a mix. [​IMG] Ive never seen a chicken breed like that. She's super pretty though.
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Some BA! Maybe an EE, even though she has a single comb?
  4. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2009
    NE Wisconsin
    I'm betting she is a mix. Nice looking one. What color eggs does she lay?
  5. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2010
    Land of the Rain
    With the silver lacing, it looks like it might be at least part Iowa Blue (if not full). With those tail feathers curling a bit and the crown and waddle, looks like it might be a rooster tho'... My avatar is of an Iowa Blue rooster. Can check FaceBook for additional pictures of the IB's - I started the group there and posted pics of my flock there. Haven't quite figured out how to post pics here yet. LOL
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  6. bycfarmer

    bycfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Westminster. MD
    Thanks for the responses. I'm guessing EE is an auracana. We've got several auracanas and they seem to all have blue legs and this one has yellow legs so I have some lingering doubts.
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:EEs are NOT araucanas. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    WOW! That is one beautiful bird! I don' t have any idea what it is, but I hope you can keep it even if it is a 'he'!
    oh yeah, EE= Easter Egger [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2011
  9. bycfarmer

    bycfarmer Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    Westminster. MD
    @turtlebird, laceynoelle Thanks, she (I hope) is pretty.

    @magicpigeon Sorry to cause offense. I did NOT mean to make you upset. Any slight was NOT intentional. I'm new to this forum. It seems very important to you that I know that an EE is NOT an Auracanas. Thank you, I will NOT make that mistake again.
  10. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    True American Araucanas are tufted and rumpless. Ameraucanas have a beard/muffs and tail. Both breeds have pea combs, slate colored legs, lay blue eggs, and come in specific colors. Easter Eggers (EEs) may or may not have a beard/muffs, pea comb, usually have greenish colored legs, and can lay eggs in a wide variety of colors. EEs are not a recognized breed and come in a huge rainbow of colors. Hatcheries perpetuate the myth that all three are the same bird by selling EEs as "Ameraucanas", "Araucanas", or "Americanas". It's always a huge debate on here about them. As long as you are happy with the chicken and it does what you want it to do, then enjoy it and the wonderful eggs it will produce.

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