What breed is this

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sammyg21, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. sammyg21

    sammyg21 Chirping

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    We got this chicken as a chick from the local school, they hatch some every year. Any ideas on breed? (Chicken in the forefront)
     

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  2. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Looks like a cross. I'd bet somebody made a homemade amber sex link with a buff orpington...
     
  3. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Agreed that it is a cross. I'm not sure it has Buff Orpington in it though as Orpingtons should have white skin. Genetically white is dominant to yellow so a cross using a Buff Orpington should have produced a bird with white legs.
     
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  4. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw Wrangling Ducks

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    Do blue Orpingtons have slate legs? I thought I’d ask you since you are the the Orp Guru!
     
  5. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Mixed breed pullet.
     
  6. BaaKaaawk

    BaaKaaawk Songster

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    It's a chicken. I am sure of it.
     
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  7. Mbrady71

    Mbrady71 Chirping

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    It looks like my americauna. Feathering and face very similar. I'm new to chickens so no expert. Just thought I would throw that out there. Does she have any fluff around ears?
     
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I hate to say it, but I your ameraucana looks like that... yellow (or green) legs, no muffs or beard etc... then she's an easter egger, not an ameraucana.
     
  9. ColtHandorf

    ColtHandorf Crowing

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    Haha! Thanks, but I'm far from an expert on them. But yes, Blue, Black, Splash, Chocolate and Lavender Orpingtons have either slate or black legs and feet depending on which variety you're talking about. Some of the patterned Orps may not require white legs, but off the top of my head I know Jubilee, Gold and Silver-laced, as well as Red require white. The Mottled Orpingtons probably don't require white as the varieties are on darker ground colors that do not require it, but I'd have to double check on that.
     
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