What breed is this?

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

  1. nachosmama

    nachosmama Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my hens at 12 weeks old. They're now about 16 weeks. I was told my grey one was a ameraucana but where are the puffy feathers they usually get on the face? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She could be and Easter Egger. Most birds sold as Ameraucana are actually Easter Eggers.
     
  3. nachosmama

    nachosmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a better picture of the face. Also anyone know if it's a male or female? [​IMG]
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    She's an Easter Egger. Definitely female.
     
  5. nachosmama

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    Thanks!
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    did she come from a hatchery or a breeder?

    She does have the body type and coloring typical of hatchery EE, but.....the clean face and yellow legs make me wonder if she's mixed with something. True, we've seen a fair amount of hatchery EE with no beards or muffs the last few years, but combined with the light legs it just makes me think mixed. I can't see the comb that well, but since I can't see it I'm thinking it's a pea comb, so she does have a decent chance to lay colored eggs. Good news is she's 100% female, so there will be eggs of some color, eventually.
     
  7. nachosmama

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    She came from a guy in California who had his own business. He had hundreds of birds. I was thinking mixed too because of the lack of feathers on the face but there is some slight green in her legs (very slight). But not like the darker green I've had in the past on other EE's.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    So probably has hatchery EE ancestry, but quite likely to have something else in the mix as well. Once she lays, if she lays colored eggs, feel free to call her an Easter egger. If not, barnyard mix is always a good catch-all.
     
  9. nachosmama

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    Yep. I guess we'll see [​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree with donrae
     

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