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I have 4 month old (17 weeks) chickens I bought from a local feed store. I know that when you buy ameraucanas from a feed store they are usually Easter Eggers but we live in a small farming town which makes me think they might be true. Can someone tell me if they are true ameraucanas or just Easter Eggers?

The black and silver birds have slate legs and the red bird has yellow legs.

The black and silver bird also have a beard but the red one doesn't.

None of them have layed eggs yet so I don't know what color they will lay.

Any help is greatly appreciated

 

 

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They look like Easter eggers to me except for the middle picture...not sure of that ones breed.
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How can you tell they are easter eggers rather than ameraucanas?

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:welcome

 

They're Easter eggers.

 

Easiest way to tell is by price. If you're paying less than $5 a chick, they're Easter eggers ;)

 

Second is by supplier. I don't know of any true Ameraucana breeders that are going to source chicks to a feed store. And again, they'd be a lot more $$.

 

The most "correct" way is the color of the bird. Like any breed of animal, there are accepted colors for Ameraucana. Your birds don't meet those colors, so they're not true bred birds.

 

When you buy, say a Plymouth Rock, you don't just buy a Rock. You buy a barred Rock, or  a white Rock, or a partridge Rock, etc. Same with Ameraucana. You buy a Wheaton Ameraucana, or a black Ameraucana, etc.

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:welcome

 

They're Easter eggers.

 

Easiest way to tell is by price. If you're paying less than $5 a chick, they're Easter eggers ;)

 

Second is by supplier. I don't know of any true Ameraucana breeders that are going to source chicks to a feed store. And again, they'd be a lot more $$.

 

The most "correct" way is the color of the bird. Like any breed of animal, there are accepted colors for Ameraucana. Your birds don't meet those colors, so they're not true bred birds.

 

When you buy, say a Plymouth Rock, you don't just buy a Rock. You buy a barred Rock, or  a white Rock, or a partridge Rock, etc. Same with Ameraucana. You buy a Wheaton Ameraucana, or a black Ameraucana, etc.

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:welcome

 

They're Easter eggers.

 

Easiest way to tell is by price. If you're paying less than $5 a chick, they're Easter eggers ;)

 

Second is by supplier. I don't know of any true Ameraucana breeders that are going to source chicks to a feed store. And again, they'd be a lot more $$.

 

The most "correct" way is the color of the bird. Like any breed of animal, there are accepted colors for Ameraucana. Your birds don't meet those colors, so they're not true bred birds.

 

When you buy, say a Plymouth Rock, you don't just buy a Rock. You buy a barred Rock, or  a white Rock, or a partridge Rock, etc. Same with Ameraucana. You buy a Wheaton Ameraucana, or a black Ameraucana, etc.

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Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

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And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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