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 Post subject: Can anyone help me to identify the breed of these?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:25 am 
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We bought these chooks a while ago at our local Poultry Auction, the grey hen is the mother of the other 2 and we have recently started getting light blue eggs! I am trying to work out where they are coming from?


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 Post subject: Re: Can anyone help me to identify the breed of these?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:52 am 
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one must be a Easter egger layer one of these types
either a Americauna, Blue Andalusian or a Araucana

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Old english game in 2 of them at least and yes 1 with a bit of Araucana in the mix

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The third one is very pretty

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Hi Farmer Brown wave.gif

You have a mixed breeds in all of them.

No.1 I would say is an Isa Brown crossed with a Welsummer or something similar that gives you a lacing pattern on her wings.

No.2 is just a commercial Australorp. Commercial Austalorps are an Australorp which are crossed with Rhode Island Reds. In America they're called Black Star as they are easily sexed.

No. 3.....is she small like a bantum?.........as she looks likes she is a Bantum leghorn cross. Possibly crossed with a Blue Leghorn.

I don't think any have Aracuana in them.

They're def not pure breeds, just mixers, but they should give you lots of eggs as they all seem to be mixed with some firm of commercial breed.

Do you know the breeds the person you bought them off had?

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There are also black and cuckoo coloured Araucanas, not only lavender ones.

You would have to have an Araucana gene somewhere to have a blue/green egg layer. Is the blue pigment all the way through the shell?

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Two of the have OEG and Aracuana for sure no question about that look and the type and tails, simple.


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The third looks very much like my Old English Game Hen...they are fabulous SCS xx

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Doolan wrote:
The third looks very much like my Old English Game Hen...they are fabulous SCS xx
Yep, I agree D

I couldn't put my finger on it, but now you say OEG for no.3, I would say she is very much an OEG cross as the tail is the key indicator.

My computer didn't show the sentence at the top of your post for some reason Farmer Brown, so I didn't see that you had wrote about the blue eggs, but now I'm on my iPad it does. And if you're saying the other two are her offspring then if she has OEG in her then they will too.

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I reckon all are X bred english game fowls maybe a 3 way cross


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