What breed of chicken is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by new2chix, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 3 hens from a friend - 2 ameracaunas, which we knew at least 1 was a mix because she had no ear tufts or beard, and this one that I don't know what breed she is. I even wondered at first if it was a she - big comb, waddles, skittish - but her feathers and body type say hen, and she acts like a hen in the flock. Any info would be appreciated.
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    Thanks!
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    wow, beautiful! But that comb does look rather large doesn't it? Sorry, I can't help, just wanted to say, wow, gorgeous. [​IMG]
     
  3. cyanne

    cyanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks just like my blue andalusians. And yes, the girls do have pretty big combs in that breed, kind of like leghorns.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Looks like a Blue Andalusian hen
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Yep, I agree with Tuffoldhen. Beautiful dark lacing on that girl!
     
  6. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, she's a blue Andalusian hen alright.
     
  7. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!!! Glad to know what she is. Some one has been secretly laying a white egg lately - do andalusians lay white or brown eggs? All my others lay brown except for my new "Amercaunas" - and I expect that at least one of them (pea comb / noticable, small waddles / ameracauna coloring but no ear tufts or beard) will lay brown also. I thought it was the larger of the "ameracaunas" laying during the night, but maybe????
     
  8. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it possible that The Ameracaunas are actually Easter Eggers? If they are you will get green/blue eggs. The Blue Andalusians lay white eggs.
     
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  9. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! The eggs I have been finding are a pale creamy color, almost have a pink tint in certain light. Had eggs for dinner or I'd send a picture! Maybe tomorrow.
     
  10. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a beautiful hen! Congrats!!
     

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