what breed and gender in your opinion

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pkitten60, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. pkitten60

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    Hi all I have 4 chickens not to sure on sex or breed I could use all the help I could get. they are 4 months old.
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  2. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iam going to say pullets and all EE's except the all black one I would say a black australorp.
     
  3. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullets. First one looks like it may be a mixed breed to me. 2nd is a black Austrolorp, 3rd looks like a brahma/EE mix, last one is a black sexlink.
     
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  4. pkitten60

    pkitten60 New Egg

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    Okay What is a EE??? As I said I am VERY new to this. I had a broody hen I got fertile eggs for her to sit on and these are what I got, plus 2 roos. Wasnt so sure on these 4. what about the one with feather legs we call her Chaps.
     
  5. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE is Easter Egger. They usually have pea combs, puffy cheeks and green or slate legs. They are related to the Ameraucauna breed, but are not a recognized breed themselves, as a lot of them are actually crosses. Your 3rd one pictured that you said you call Chaps is the one I think looks like an EE/light Brahma cross, due to her coloration, pea comb, beard and muffs, and furry feet. [​IMG] She has similar colors to your first one, but that one has a straight comb and no muffs/beard, so I would just call the first one a mixed breed, while the 3rd one would be considered an EE, and may carry a blue or green egg gene. [​IMG]
     
  6. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Btw, the 3 who have red combs already are likely to start laying soon. Your EE still have a very light comb. THey tend to take longer to start laying, so that's typical. [​IMG] I have 3 EE's that are 4 mos old. 2 have gotten red combs in the last few weeks, and I'm hoping they start laying soon! I can't wait to see what color eggs I get!

    Oh, and I looked more closely and it looks like Chaps has a straight/pea comb cross like one of my EE's has. So, I change my guess from Brahma to cochin cross for where the feathered feet came from. [​IMG] She may still lay green eggs, but since she doesn't have a pea comb, the blue egg gene is less likely. I'm really hoping for green eggs from my pea/straight comb girl. [​IMG]
     
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  7. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  8. chickiepie

    chickiepie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE = Easter Egger
     
  9. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    the EE has feathered shanks.. may be a faverolle
     
  10. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    x3 except 3rd might be a favorelle mix.
     

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