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What breeds are my chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chick chicks, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know two of them are mixed araucanas :) But I'm not sure about the rest of them?



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    One of the Araucana crosses (I think) she has the fluffy cheeks and that is an araucana trait right? She is the sweetest girl you'll ever meet :)


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    The one in front is the other araucana mix, she has amost no tail and fluffy cheeks as well. The black one in the back is the one I am most wondering about, she has black feathers with brown downward v's on them (pardon my terminology, I'm new to chicken raising) she is VERY sketchy and will not let anyone (including my roo) near her, she lays medium brown eggs, and just today got broody on me and was cackling and puffing up and pecking. She is also very small in comparison to the others. The other white in the back I think is just your typical egg farm hen, she has a ring around her ankle (we bought her from someone else just recently) so i think she may have been tagged at some point?



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    The roo I think might be a RIR? I didn't get a pic of his entire body, sorry :( but his mid section is slightly darker than his neck and his tail is black but shines a pretty iridescent blue/green in the sun :)
    Sorry for any stupid question I may have asked but me and my friend just up and decided to hatch eggs one day and we now have our happy little family :) we don't have very much experience in determining breeds :p
    Thank You! :)
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    the first two are easter eggers (should lay blue or green eggs)

    the roo is not a rir but might be another ee would need a whole body picture of him

    need a better picture to see the black and brown hen better. [​IMG]
     
  3. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2 Rooster looks like an Easter Egger with RIR mixed in, the first two hens are also Easter Eggers, very cute!

    The sketchy hen looks like a Dark Cornish but I agree that we need a better photo of her.

    Welcome to BYC!!!
     
  4. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You :) I will try to get full body pics of them all soon, ee makes sense for those 2 because one of them lays bluey-grey eggs
     
  5. Chicago chick

    Chicago chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Be careful..the black one looks like a chicken vulture!..jk
    I would think EE..
    Considering they are a cross & can be any color variations..
    You'll know soon enough when she lays an egg:)
     
  6. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But she has layed medium/darkish brown eggs? I quite literally witnessed her laying the egg :p is it possible for the ee's to lay more than just one color?
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    ee's can lay any color since they are basically mutts which is why hatcheries say they lay light pink to blue eggs
     
  8. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks :)
     
  9. chick chicks

    chick chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just an update with some better pictures, the black one is still really hard to get a picture of because she is so sketchy, any idea what she is?
     
  10. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, definitely a Dark Cornish [​IMG]
     

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