Which one, Which one?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by swing123706, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. swing123706

    swing123706 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2013
    So we own one Ameraucana and she likes to lay some pretty blue eggs. She went into a molt a little bit ago (in the middle of winter ugh!) A few days ago we got a green egg in our daily bunch. So unless Ameraucanas can change their color of egg (which I think I read they don't) we have a hidden chickens. These are our sex link chickens and until the green egg thought they were all Australorp hen/ Buff Orpington rooster crosses. The mother hid the nest and we never could find the remains. Our Ameraucana loved to hide their nests everytime we discovered them.All the chickens were born in August. We are still kinda new to chickens and I think I know who it is but I would like another persons opinions. Here are the candidates:[​IMG]Here they are as little bits of fluff


    [​IMG]This is from a different clutch hatched a few weeks earlier that was done on purpose. We are pretty sure she is the Australorp cross.

    [​IMG]The green egg.

    [​IMG]The black and white is a Cochin Bantam. The crosses are kinda small

    [​IMG]This is Mutt the Rooster from the same clutch as the hens. I think I see a pea comb on him but I am not sure.

    While I am on this what breed is she: She is a great broody mom and we would like to get some more like her.
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    If the girls feet are as white/pink as they look in the picture, would vote she is a Light Sussex, if they are more yellow, maybe a Columbian Plymouth Rock. That rooster does look like he has a peacomb from that picture, so looks like your broody hatched some Ameraucana/EE eggs. Can't tell from the pictures, but I would bet that one of your new hens is an EE also. The same hen can lay different shades of green/blue somewhat, especially if they are just starting to lay again, or have skipped a day the shades may be darker, as they go along in their laying cycle they tend to get lighter.

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