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Purchased as an amaracana hatching egg.

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Mixed breed cockerel. May have Easter Egger in him, but it's hard to say for sure. Definitely not an Ameraucana, though.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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agreed

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

Mixed breed cockerel. May have Easter Egger in him, but it's hard to say for sure. Definitely not an Ameraucana, though.


X2 on the above post.

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There are so many misinterpretations of the name Ameracauna.   Your pic is of what could be a young Wheaten cockerel, but, as I am by far no where near an expert in what constitutes a specific breed of chicken, you would be better off digging around the available research on Ameracaunas.  

 

The breed standards are :

  • Peacomb
  • Muffs and beard
  • Red earlobes
  • Tail
  • Blue legs
  • White foot bottoms
  • Always lay blue eggs

They come in eight distinct colors including, Blue, Black, White and Wheaten, which all share these distinct Ameraucana traits:

 

So, I vote no based on the pic.


Edited by teria - 10/20/15 at 8:34am
1 Buff Orpingtons (Tikka), 3 Easter Eggers (Rosie, Chief, and Bunny), 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte (Lacey), 2 White Leghorns (Nia and Mochie), 1 Black Austrolorp (Morticia), 1 Cuckoo Maran (Loralei) 1 Golden SexLink (Peanut) 2 Salmon Faverolles (Winnie and Pipi) and 2 Black Jersey Giants (Wednesday and Aunt Singe), .  Also, one gorgeous Bourbon Red jenny (Kris) and her three chicks (Chestnut,...
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1 Buff Orpingtons (Tikka), 3 Easter Eggers (Rosie, Chief, and Bunny), 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte (Lacey), 2 White Leghorns (Nia and Mochie), 1 Black Austrolorp (Morticia), 1 Cuckoo Maran (Loralei) 1 Golden SexLink (Peanut) 2 Salmon Faverolles (Winnie and Pipi) and 2 Black Jersey Giants (Wednesday and Aunt Singe), .  Also, one gorgeous Bourbon Red jenny (Kris) and her three chicks (Chestnut,...
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There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between true Ameraucanas, true Araucanas, and Easter Eggers.

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