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I'm new to all the abbreviations wink.png what does SLW stand for?
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Silver Laced Wyandotte.

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Just to try to clarify things further as it's not always obvious that a slight spelling change makes such a big difference.

 

Ameraucana is a specific breed. You are extremely unlikely to get these from a hatchery.

 

Easter Eggers (EEs) are a mixed breed bird that will lay blue, green or occasionally pink eggs and sometimes marketed under the name Americauna..... this is what you purchased 

 

Olive Eggers (OEs) are a mixed breed bird that includes a blue or green egg layer and a dark brown egg layer in it's parentage. So an OE could be produced by crossing a blue or green egg laying EE with a Marans or Welsummer....  

 

Your bird appears to have some Silver laced Wyandotte genetics in it's mix which may account for it laying green eggs rather than blue.

 

Regardless of what you call it. she is a beautiful bird, as are her eggs. I'm a big fan of crossbreeds.

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