Who's the dad?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by schatze17, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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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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  3. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  4. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  5. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

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  6. schatze17

    schatze17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks all for your input!

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  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Holy spurs batman! [​IMG]

    I agree with everyone else, Dad #2. I also agree with Mahroni that the mom is a RIR.
     
  8. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dad # 2
     

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