What breed are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mishlerfarm24, Feb 8, 2016.

  1. Mishlerfarm24

    Mishlerfarm24 Out Of The Brooder

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    My fiancé and I adopted 12 chickens from a friend of ours that had recently passed away. There are a few hens, possibly one rooster that I am having a hard time identifying! I only got 2 good pictures of the 2 out of 5 hens that I'm having a hard time with their breed. I feel like this chicken is a rooster! He's huge!! Have not yet heard an crowing but yesterday my fiancé said he heard a crow but couldn't tell which chicken made the noise. So is this a hen or rooster? And what's the breed? [​IMG]
    One of the hens and can not figure out the breed.
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  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The top is a light Sussex and the bottom an americauna
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    With due respect the top bird is not a Light Sussex with that funky comb and feathered legs. It's a Light Brahma or Light Brahma mixed breed. The bottom bird is an Easter Egger pullet rather than a true Ameraucana.
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    ditto on Michael's post. Brahma's are a giant breed, that's why she's so large. They often lay a rosy/pinkish light brown egg.

    The Easter egger in the second pic may give you blue or green eggs.
     
  6. PoultryQueen101

    PoultryQueen101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. Top is a light Brahma (hatchery quality) and bottom is an Easter egger, not a true ameraucana.
     
  7. Mishlerfarm24

    Mishlerfarm24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I do get blue/green eggs....just didn't know who I was getting them from!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
  9. Mishlerfarm24

    Mishlerfarm24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You!!!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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