What could I be???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NaJaLeHa, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. NaJaLeHa

    NaJaLeHa Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this chicken and i was supposed to be a pullet wyondotte...and clearly doesnt look like a wyondotte...and now Im not even sure if its a pullet.[​IMG] Its about 17 weeks...any thoughts? [​IMG]

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  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a Black Sumatra female
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmmm....it is hard to see her in the photos well as she is black and there is a lot of shadow.

    I agree with the previous poster it is a hen and not a rooster. There is no indication of saddle feathers or other roosterish signs.

    It doesn't look like a Black Sumatra to me though....I am not an expert on Sumatras....I only have a half Sumatra/EE hen...but she looks heavier built than a Sumatra...just not quite the body type....and her face/comb doesn't look to be the required purple/black (?)

    Two of the photos look like she might have a bit of a beard/muff????

    If that is the case she might be an Ameraucana or EE (if not standard for Ameraucana)....does she have a pea comb (too blurry in the photos for me to tell).

    Like I said, I'm not an expert on Sumatras...she just doesn't quite fit my picture of one.

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  4. NaJaLeHa

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    Im not sure that its a Black Sumatra cause she is kinda thick, and as a chick she was solid black...it does have a bit of a
     
  5. NaJaLeHa

    NaJaLeHa Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry, my phone has a mind of its own. ... She does have a muff/beard... But no real comb or waddles... Just a bit pink...maybe she is an EE... I jut haven't seen any that were solid black
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Ameraucanas come in solid black...that is one of the breed standard colors...and they won't have much comb at 17 weeks nor any wattles as a pullet (breed standard again)...however, if she is not 100% Ameraucana nor totally fits the standard, then she by default would be considered an EE.

    With the beard/muff, she is definitely not a Sumatra....she could be a Sumatra/EE (like my bird) as many breeders will throw in some EE to bring color to their Sumatras...but she looks like she got far more of the Ameraucana/EE than any Sumatra.

    Sumatras also should be small birds...and your girl looks like she is fairly good size...another indicator to me that she is EE/Ameraucana. My little Sumatra/EE is smaller...about 3/4 size of my average layer...not bantam...but not full sized.

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  7. NaJaLeHa

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    Thanks! :) hopefully I start getting some eggs soon then!!!
     
  8. BantamLover21

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    She's probably a Black Ameraucana or EE pullet.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    X2. You can look at the bottom of her feet to see if she is an EE or ameraucana yellow= EE white=ameraucana. Everything seems to match for her to be an ameraucana, I can see she has slate legs just cant tell for sure that she doesnt have yellow skin
     
  10. NaJaLeHa

    NaJaLeHa Out Of The Brooder

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    Ill check that out in the morning. Thanks!! :)
     

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