Prairie BlueBell Egger

iamtrinat

In the Brooder
Oct 16, 2016
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Hi all!

I purchased this beautiful Prairie Bluebell Egger via Hoover's Hatchery the first week of March, so right at 4 months old now. I'm beginning to wonder if I have an imposter in my hen house. Would anyone care to take a guess on it s gender? Since this is a "new" crossbreed, I can't find much in the way of reference. Thanks!
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AumDawn

In the Brooder
Aug 4, 2019
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Hi all. I am new to this forum and new to chicken keeping in the last year ,I've been lurking around reading for awhile. I also aquired a prairie bluebell egger in April of this year, actually I had 2 but the other wandered off into the woods and never came back! I've been googling about trying to find more pictures of what this bird looks like as an adult rooster or hen and am having no luck, I'm wondering if anyone here has any updated pictures they could share of their prairie bluebell eggers and if you know what you've got as far as gender. I've actually sent pictures off to Hoover's in the hopes THEY can tell me what I have! Anyway, attaching a picture of what I have. I've been told it's a roo, but it's got very rounded looking feathers where pointy saddle feathers should be and still has no comb or waddles, nor does it crow lol. The one very long tail feather is damaged and I've just been waiting for it to fall out.
 

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cstephens1987

Crowing
Apr 25, 2019
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2,425
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Carroll county, Maryland
Hi all. I am new to this forum and new to chicken keeping in the last year ,I've been lurking around reading for awhile. I also aquired a prairie bluebell egger in April of this year, actually I had 2 but the other wandered off into the woods and never came back! I've been googling about trying to find more pictures of what this bird looks like as an adult rooster or hen and am having no luck, I'm wondering if anyone here has any updated pictures they could share of their prairie bluebell eggers and if you know what you've got as far as gender. I've actually sent pictures off to Hoover's in the hopes THEY can tell me what I have! Anyway, attaching a picture of what I have. I've been told it's a roo, but it's got very rounded looking feathers where pointy saddle feathers should be and still has no comb or waddles, nor does it crow lol. The one very long tail feather is damaged and I've just been waiting for it to fall out.
That's a Pullet
 

cstephens1987

Crowing
Apr 25, 2019
2,175
2,425
252
Carroll county, Maryland
Hi all!

I purchased this beautiful Prairie Bluebell Egger via Hoover's Hatchery the first week of March, so right at 4 months old now. I'm beginning to wonder if I have an imposter in my hen house. Would anyone care to take a guess on it s gender? Since this is a "new" crossbreed, I can't find much in the way of reference. Thanks!
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Can anyone tell me what you call this comb? Modified pea comb just doesn't seem to do it justice
 

FireGal

Chirping
Aug 27, 2019
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Northeast Arkansas
I’m in this boat too. She is supposed to be a prairie bluebell, but she is so big she is scaring me. She is by far my biggest chicken. I got her in August, and she was between four and eight weeks old then (supposedly). Like others, I can’t find much to compare her to. Thoughts? She? Correct breed?
 

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Frazzemrat1

Free Ranging
May 8, 2017
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Eastern Connecticut
I’m in this boat too. She is supposed to be a prairie bluebell, but she is so big she is scaring me. She is by far my biggest chicken. I got her in August, and she was between four and eight weeks old then (supposedly). Like others, I can’t find much to compare her to. Thoughts? She? Correct breed?
So.... 'she's' what age then? The rust in the wings usually indicates cockerel, so I'm holding back referring to this one as a pullet or a cockerel. As for 'breed' (s)he's a cross, just like any other blue bell egger. That name is just a fancy name for an easter egger. Its like having a labradoodle, or a pugle. Its a cross breed with a fancy name that won't breed true if you had two of them to breed together.
 

FireGal

Chirping
Aug 27, 2019
55
198
86
Northeast Arkansas
I honestly don’t know how old she is. She/he was born in June or July. We got her and her sisters from a friend that has a farm with chickens, ducks, turkeys and quail among other animals. He only had an estimate of her age.
 

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