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Mine has grenish olive colored legs
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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post
 

Araucana are rumpless, meaning they are missing a few vertebrae that form the rump. Your's looks like she's just molting her tail feathers. They also do not have muffs, ever. Araucana have tufts, which is an entirely different facial feathering. 

Ameraucana do have muffs, but only come in a few colors, and always have white skin with a 'slate' wash on their legs. Your's has yellowish legs, and isn't one of the recognized color varieties for Ameraucana.

Easter Eggers usually resemble Ameraucana, but don't meet the requirements for the breed.


X2 on junebuggenas post; hatcheries and feed stores frequently and incorrectly market their Easter Eggers as either Araucanas or Ameraucanas (both of which are true breeds) even though they are hybrids bred by crossing blue egg layers with brown egg layers to produce offspring that lay eggs in different colors. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the different between true Araucanas, true Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers.

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Originally Posted by chicken hawk 33 View Post

Mine has grenish olive colored legs


Greenish is the most common color with Easter Egger legs.


Edited by Michael OShay - 11/24/15 at 9:25pm
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My daughter ordered a variety of chickens but doesn't know what they are. Three of them I'm pretty sure what they are and maybe the fourth. But this one has me curious. She doesn't really have a comb or a waddle. She is unique compared to the other four. Here's a couple of pictures. I would appreciate the help.

 

Dark Cornish.

Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

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

 

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

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

 

"All the world's a stage,
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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