What are these???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by maridybear, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. maridybear

    maridybear Out Of The Brooder

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    Part of our recently inherited flock included these two. They look to be the same breed, just different colors. I can't figure out how to even do a search to start looking. I have narrowed their age down to 15-19 weeks.

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  2. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't see the comb on the top one very well. My guess on the bottom one is easter egger, since it looks like she has green legs. The top one could be a black easter egger or an Australorp or something else.
     
  3. maridybear

    maridybear Out Of The Brooder

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    Oooo, an EE would be fun!

    And there really isn't a comb on either of these little ones.
     
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  4. TalkBahk2Me

    TalkBahk2Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I also think the black is an Australian Orpington cross and the silver is imo a Silver Orpington cross.

    I don't think EE, given there is no beard yet on either of these two. Which is typical to the breed.

    Love the colors

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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Really hard to know without any background on them.

    I doubt they are the same breed, and I think both are mixed breeds.

    Easter Egger isn't a breed, it is a mix of Ameraucana and any other breed that typically produces birds with pea combs, green legs, muff and beard....but that is only if the Ameraucana blood was from a parent (not a grand parent).

    Your blue colored bird could have some EE in her because of the green legs, and the beard and muff doesn't always carry forward after the first generation. (An EE bred to other breeds won't carry forward a lot of the EE characteristics, which is why EE is not a breed...you can't breed two EE's and get a standard bird).

    What comb types do they have?

    (The one looks like it might be pea comb, but it is really hard to see in the photo).

    That can give clue.

    But it will be hard to know without some better background, which you probably don't have.

    LofMc
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think the black is a cochin hen- with that build
     
  7. Phaedre

    Phaedre Just Hatched

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    Quote: agreed.
     
  8. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    The OP's black bird is the bird in the top photo behind the post..no feathered feet...not a Cochin.

    another poster posted a Cochin (calling it an Australian Orpington) stating she thought the OP's looked like that, however, there are some real differences....and the OP's bird is hard to see behind the post.

    LofMc
     
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  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    They are both EEs..........Can tell by the beak.........



    Cheers!
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crossbreds, maybe Easter Egger crosses.
     

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