What kind of chickens do I have??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ttfoster, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. ttfoster

    ttfoster In the Brooder

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    These are my darling girls! Penny in the front and Annie in the back.

    When they were colorful peeps at Easter the feed store told me that Penny is a Ameraucana and Annie is a Sussex. Here is why I ask...I have been getting brown eggs and so I thought they were from Annie. Though, every time I go out to the coop to let them out for the day Penny is the one that looks like she is having them??? Then I thought maybe she is just sitting on the egg because she is such a busy body girl. When I get them they are very warm and wet, like she just had it! Now I'm thinking maybe she is not a Ameraucana!! What do yo think???? Oh, one more thing! I'm only getting one brown egg every other day.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Songster

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    Annie looks like a brown leghorn to me.

    Americauna/EE can lay brown eggs.
     
  3. JPinVT

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    Penny looks like a red sex-link (aka red star, cinnamon queen, etc) - she'll lay brown eggs. Annie looks like a brown leghorn and will lay white eggs.
     
  4. GoldenCometLover

    GoldenCometLover Chirping

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    hmmmm...does anyone besides me think Penny is a Golden Comet....or am I just biased..... [​IMG]
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  5. chicknduck

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    Quote:Looks just like my 11 golden comets, that would be my guess.
     
  6. poultrycrazy

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    i agree the one with white earlobes is definetly a light brown leghorn and the other looks like a red sex-link to me and she will lay brown eggs and the leghorn will lay white eggs
     
  7. Cowgirl71

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    Penny is a Red Sex-Link (aka Cinnamon Queen, Golden Comet, Red Star, Gold Sex-Link, etc.), and will lay brown eggs. Red Sex-Links are considered by some to be the very best layers of brown eggs, BTW. [​IMG]

    Annie looks like a Brown Leghorn, and she'll lay white eggs (white earlobe=white eggs). By her large red comb, I would guess she'll start laying any day now, probably by the end of next week. [​IMG]

    They're both really pretty girls! [​IMG]
     
  8. leahthor

    leahthor Chirping

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    Penny is beautiful, I love that white in her hackles. Really shows off that great red colour. I can't say the breed on her but I agree with everyone else that Annie looks like a nice Brown Leghorn.
     
  9. KIDDSBANTAMS

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    Golden Comet
     
  10. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    golden comet and brown leghorn
     

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