Wrong breed name from store... but what kind is it?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jkwhiteley, May 15, 2019.

  1. jkwhiteley

    jkwhiteley In the Brooder

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    On April 10th, my kids and I picked out two more chicks. One we were told was a golden sex link, and the other was an Amerecauna. He also said they were commonly referred to as Easter Egg chickens. Not knowing better, I picked them out for their hen qualities and egg colors. We like to have each hen look different and lay different eggs so we can tell them apart. Anyways, I have since learned Amerecaunas and Easter Eggers are two different breeds of chickens. My chick is definitely not an Amerecauna. She has yellow legs and feet, and has lost her fluffy mitts (she had them when she was a tiny chick). I’m estimating they are about 6 weeks old, and trying to figure out what breed I have, and if she is a pullet or not, like I was told.
     

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I'm thinking you may have an Orloff. What color legs doe the buff have?
     
  3. Norcal527

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    Russian Orloff
     
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  4. jkwhiteley

    jkwhiteley In the Brooder

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    47A45106-D759-4E69-A775-DD9A5DA6F781.jpeg Here is a pick showing both chicks legs.
     
  5. jkwhiteley

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    And this one the chick in question when it was a baby right after we brought it home.
     

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  6. BlessedmamaAELE

    BlessedmamaAELE Songster

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    Honestly, your Gold Sex Link doesn’t look GSL. Looks more Buff Orpington to me. Possibly Golden Comet. The other I’m not sure of.
     
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  7. jkwhiteley

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    Maybe my darker chick is just a fun mix... which EE’s are, right? I was told it would lay blue/green eggs. Maybe it has that gene and is a mutt, thereby an Easter Egger? As for the golden one, I just hope she grows up to be sweet like she currently is, and lays brown/tan eggs.
     
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