Who can tell me about my new chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SmallFarmBC, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. SmallFarmBC

    SmallFarmBC New Egg

    Hey everyone, maybe you can help:

    We have had a half dozen RIRs for the past year, and have recently added to our flock.

    We have seven new additions:

    three large brownish ladies said to be ameracaunas of about 9 months,
    two medium white ones with snarled feet said to be silkies of the same age, and
    two BEAUTIFUL black and white girls just four months old and not yet laying.

    I am most interested in the breed and egg colour of the black and white girls... they have no comb to speak of, and have a distinctive Bird of Prey look about them

    Here are the pics:
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    Thanks for any and all help!
     
  2. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Hi. Very lovely girls you have there. [​IMG] The black and white ones are the same thing as your brown ones....EE's (Easter Eggers). some will tell you they are Amerucanas (I never can remember how to spell that). [​IMG]

    Ummm...I just noticed your brown ones have some little pouf thing going on with their heads.....not sure about that. [​IMG]
     
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  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You have "Silver Laced" Easter Eggers!

    They are all great looking birds.

    Your white ones don't look like Silkies to me. They look like white Easter Eggers.

    You'll probably get a bunch of green/olive shaded eggs.
     
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  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I am thinking the brown and the white ones both may be Silkie/EE mix. You can see distinct Silkie qualities (the black skin) and the poufy doo on the brown ones could come from a Silkie too, couldn't it? I also see black skin on at least one brown one.
     
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  5. SmallFarmBC

    SmallFarmBC New Egg

    Thanks for the quick reply!

    The only eggs I've got from the new ones is from one of the white birds, and they were bright white... I'm looking forward to the other girls getting started [​IMG]

    With any luck, these won't lay HUGE eggs that don't fit in cartons like my RIRs [​IMG]
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    GORGEOUS ee's!
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    Quote:LOL...I know what you mean! I have a Red Sexlink who likes to lay double yolkers....they are MASSIVE. [​IMG] I always feel sorry for her afterward!
     
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  8. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jugding by the behind shot of the white pullet in the second picture you have, an american bred (non-bearded) silkie mixed with ann EE heres my american bred white silkie heckles:[​IMG]
    and here my japenese white silkie (bearded) Ayano,[​IMG]
     
  9. SmallFarmBC

    SmallFarmBC New Egg

    Great pics EPS...

    After a few more eggs, the so-called "white" ones from our one little silkie-X are in fact a very pale green [​IMG]

    So far though, none of the other new-girls have started laying. It's been four+ days, and although I know the two "silver laced" girls aren't laying yet, I kind of expected the other four to get their lay on... Any thoughts?

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Easter_pink_silkies

    Easter_pink_silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well silkies are Notoriuos broody birds, they love to nest and lay eggs (and brood over them like there fertile, even when there not) but they could be stressed fom the move, or maybe they didnt eat proper laying feed, it could also be that they are ot getting enough grit in their crops, and are eating their eggs as a substitue (like mine where) look for yellow stains on your whiter birds for proof of that, if that be the case they need grinded oyster shells from the local co-op. but my prediction is post-moving stress, they are at there most vunerable when laying, if a hen doesnt yet feel safe she my avoid the process alltogether. hope this helps.
     

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