Who's the dad?

schatze17

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We hatched this gal in my son's classroom last spring.

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The lady that gave us the eggs said that the chicks were Araucanas. As our gal grew, it was looking more and more like she wasn't a true Araucana.

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When I questioned the lady, she said that she has 2 Aracauna roosters, 1 RIR hen and 1 Barred Rock hen.

Potential dad #1
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Potential dad #2
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I have no pics of the hens.

So...here's our gal at 27 weeks. She lays medium-colored brown eggs.
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SO...best guesses on the dad and what breed we really have?

Easter Egger?...such a generic term. LOL

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Mahonri

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Roo #1 doesn't look like an Easter Egger.... Looks like a Salmon Fav or a Silver duckwing mix of some sort.

Roo #2 is an EE and I think he is the father to your hen with the RIR hen. (Because of her comb and her green legs.) Nice barnyard mix.
 
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txcarl1258

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I have to agree that the first boy is not an EE. The second is and I think he and the RIR are the father of your girl. I base this decision solely on her having the green legs. IF the lady only had RIR and BR hens.
 

akcountrygrrl

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Given the fact that your little hen has, what appears to be, a pea comb and green legs, I would say potential dad #2 is your winner. He, as others have said, is an EE not an Araucana. Potential dad #1 is, again as others have said, neither an EE nor an Araucana but he is a pretty mixed breed. I would also have to agree, given her coloring, that the mother is a RIR. Enjoy her.
 

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