What mix could she be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by feathersnuggles, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    OK, I have a 28 week old pullet that we got as a day-old chick from an individual who was breeding brown egg layers. The lady said the chick was a buff brahma, and I was inexperienced so I didn't know, then, that BBs had feathered legs. Anyway, this little chick had clean legs with a black chipmunk stripe down her back. She's always been a very spirited chicken and now she's been laying nice sized tan-colored eggs for about a month. I'm very happy with her; she's always been the best buddy and friend of my timid little EE. I just don't know what she could be? She's overall a rusty-reddish color, with black-tipped feathers, a weird little cherry-colored comb that is twisted to one side. And she's got olive legs and a blackish beard and small muffs around her ears.

    The lady I got her from said her flock is all purebreeds: a Welsummer rooster, plus hens like the golden-laced wyandotte, black star, buff brahma. She was stumped when I told her my girl has grown up to have a beard and ear muffs and she said she doesn't have any auraucanas or ameraucanas or easter eggers in her flock of pure breeds.

    So...what could my girl be? Her father is the Welsummer roo. I'd love to be able to call her something other than a "barnyard mutt". [​IMG] Does anyone on BYC have a chicken that looks like her? Here are some pictures of her. Her tailfeathers are similar to those long feathers at the end of her wings: black on one side of the feather, with black speckles over a red field on the other side. In the 2nd picture, she's in the foreground. The last two pictures are from about 1 month ago.

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    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    She sure looks like an EE to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think Easter Egger too.
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    I vote EE also. [​IMG]
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Wow- she's pretty! Almost looks like she has some mille fleur d'uccle in her- but she'd be pretty small and probably have feathered feet if that was the case. I'd have to agree with EE.
     
  6. feathersnuggles

    feathersnuggles Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2009
    Seattle
    So, she doesn't lay blue, green or olive colored eggs; hers are tan/beige eggs. I have an EE and she lays eggs that are sage-green colored. What are the breeds used to make the EE?
     

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