What type of chicken is this??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by forensicsarefun, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. forensicsarefun

    forensicsarefun New Egg

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    We ordered 25 new chickens a few months ago, and we were supposed to get 10 Buff Orpingtons, 10 Australorps, and 5 Ameruacanas, but we only got 3 Ameruacanas, and 2 of these mystery chickens. Any ideas on what kind they might be?
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  2. QueenMisha

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    That is an Easter Egger cockerel - he's just beardless. Easter Eggers are commonly missold as true Ameraucanas but they are not in any way the same breed. I imagine all five of yours are Easter Eggers.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that is one of your "Ameraucana", really an Easter egger. It's a male, and beardless. Kind of unusual coloring and shape, makes me wonder what they're mixing in the EE breeding pens these days [​IMG]
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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  6. QueenMisha

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    With the flightiness I've been seeing the past 3 years or so, I'd bet somebody's throwing Leghorns in. My 2012/2013 EEs and prior were all docile as could be... 2014 onward they've been perfectly psychotic in temperament (with exceptions, of course).
     
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  7. rebrascora

    rebrascora Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree that it's an EE roo but it looks like some sort of mix between a rumpless Araucana and a silver laced Wyandotte to me, although undoubtedly not as straightforward as a hybrid of those two.
     

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