Really!!!!!! I took him and another in from someone who didn't want him, and was just going to make soup out of him!! I knew he looked so similar to my EE's, but I was told he wasn't.
This is the other one, Roscoe-
Easter egger, too? Or?
As you can tell, I'm very new at this, but I want to learn!! 😊
Easter Egger as well. Most feed stores and hatcheries label their Easter Eggers as Ameraucana. Then the people who buy them as such, breed them or have to rehome a few accidental cockerels. They sell them claiming the birds are true Ameraucana, because they don't realize they were misinformed.
True Ameraucana are similar to hatchery Easter Eggers, but the main differences are in the plumage coloring and skin color. True Ameraucana are only available in a handful of colors/varieties. If no color/variety is specified at purchase, it's probably an Easter Egger. Also, true Ameraucana have white skin. Most Easter Eggers have yellow skin. The easiest place to the see the skin color of a bird is to look at the bottom of the feet.
Edited by junebuggena - 5/9/16 at 7:54am