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What the heck IS this???!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chknmom2014, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Chknmom2014

    Chknmom2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so I'm wondering what breed(s) these 2 chickens are. They were hatched the end of August, so probably almost 5 months old. The dark one was labeled as Barred Plymouth Rock and the light one was labeled as a Sussex. They are very similar to my Ameracauna hen, but there are differences. I'm not seeing the tufts on their faces, and the comb looks like a combination of the Ameracauna comb but with almost a single comb kind of look. They both have the dark Ameracauna legs which is why I was thinking they were Ameracauna. But I am noticing that the dark one (Koko) has dark skin around the eyes. I'm perplexed, I'm pretty new to this, have only had a flock for a year so I need input and opinions. I'm pretty sure Koko is a Roo due to body shape and the way the tail is coming in, but the past 3 days, it goes in and stays in the nest box and I accidentally startled it today and it was clucking like a hen singing the egg song so I'm thinking I may be wrong about everything! Lol!! Snow ( the light colored one) looks almost identical to my Ameracauna with the accept ion of the tufts and comb. Please help! Lol

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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get them?

    To me, they look like game breed mixes.The coloring of the first is similar to that of a Black Sex-Link, but the body type is wrong. It is possible that the second bird is a non-bearded Easter Egger, but her body type doesn't look normal for the average Easter Egger, either.

    Both of them are females.
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with Wyandottes7's guesses.
     
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  4. Chknmom2014

    Chknmom2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them at a local feed store and they are awesome birds, and I'm not unhappy with them, just curious.
     
  5. Chknmom2014

    Chknmom2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking some type of cross as well. I have included a picture of Mary (Ameracauna?) who does lay beautiful sage green eggs. They are similar but not quite the same. Do sex links or game birds have the dark legs and skin around the eyes?

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    They are mixed breeds, it seems. For the post above, it looks like an Easter Egger.
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
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  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Mary is an Easter Egger rather than a true Ameraucana. True Ameraucanas lay blue (never green) eggs.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Several different breeds have dark legs, and they're easy to get when you mix breeds. I agree they look like gamey mixed breed pullets and that dark bird is going to lay any day now.
     
  10. Chknmom2014

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    I hope so! I will be sure to post pictures of the egg when she does. I really hope she is a she. :) she has been in the nest boxes a lot the last couple of days! Thank you all so much for your help and input! I've learned so much on this site, you folks are the best! :)
     

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