what type of chicken is this? she lays light brown eggs

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carrie117, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. carrie117

    carrie117 Just Hatched

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    What type of Chicken is my Avatar picture? Penelope lays light brown eggs.... I think she is Americana but the egg color is different....I have only had chickens since may
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Penelope is a very pretty girl that is usually called an Easter Egger, they are mixes that have Ameraucana/Araucana in their background. The hatcheries often sell them as Ameraucana/Araucana. Depending on how they are mixed, they can lay brown eggs.
     
  3. carrie117

    carrie117 Just Hatched

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    Thank you Kelsie
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger hen. Her straight (ish) comb means she more likely to lay brown or cream colored eggs.

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's an Easter Egger. Many hatcheries mistakenly label them as Ameraucanas or Araucanas, or call them "Americanas" or Araucana/Ameraucanas. Pretty girl! I have an Easter Egger that looks similar.
     
  6. carrie117

    carrie117 Just Hatched

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    Thank you everyone for your answers, and yes she's pretty and just as sweet. She lays an egg every day...my only one laying out of my eight hens
     

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