These two: pullet or cockerel?

lilbeastpdx

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Ok so thoughts on these last two? Pullet or cockerel? So far three of the five are boys.
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lilbeastpdx

Songster
6 Years
Apr 6, 2015
214
6
111
Portland, Oregon
And Easter Egger is not a breed, correct? That's just an araucauna?

The other bird? The lighter one with feathers on her feet?

And does leg color on the birds mean anything? Or does that totally depend on the breed?
 

Michael OShay

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And Easter Egger is not a breed, correct? That's just an araucauna?

The other bird? The lighter one with feathers on her feet?

And does leg color on the birds mean anything? Or does that totally depend on the breed?

Actually an Araucana is a true breed that has a tailless rump and lays blue eggs. Easter Eggers are hybirds produced by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers to produce offspring that lay eggs in colors other than just blue. Hatcheries and feed stores often and incorrectly market their EEs as Araucanas or Ameraucanas, when they are in fact EEs. Since Easter Eggers are hybrids, they do not conform to any standards, including the color of their legs, although EEs commonly have greenish legs and pea combs (but not always). There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers.
 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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And Easter Egger is not a breed, correct? That's just an araucauna?

The other bird? The lighter one with feathers on her feet?

And does leg color on the birds mean anything? Or does that totally depend on the breed?
Easter Eggers are not a breed, they are a hybrid or mix. Araucana is a very rare and hard to obtain breed. The bird with the feather legs is most likely a Cochin mix. Leg color varies breed to breed. Some breeds like Leghorns, for example have yellow legs. Others, like Marans and Orpingtons, have white/pink legs.
 

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