@KDOGG331 Cool! Thanks for the info! So do you think this is a pullet?
Also, I'm just thinking the people at the hatchery would have surely known by looking at these two chicks that they weren't Sussex or Wellies, yes? Frustrating. But I could have gotten some nasty kind of bird instead of an EE *shrug* So it could be worse
No problem!!! It certainly looks like a pullet to me but it's probably too early to tell.
And yes they certainly should have known!!!
That is a possibility too!
Nope, EEs have green or slate legs. And there is no way you "accidentally" got a Silver Ameraucana (the only one that is chipmunk as a chick and quite rare) from a big commercial hatchery. IF the hatchery has REAL Ameraucana, they will say SPECIFICALLY what color the chicks are and they aren't going to give you one as an "extra". The few (I'm not sure if there is even more than one) that have REAL Ameraucana sell them for a lot more than common chickens. Meyer sells Blues and they are $20 for a female chick and won't sell you more than 8. Anyone selling "Ameraucana" that isn't giving a color is lying. They are selling EEs. No one knows WHY they are so stubborn about calling them something they are not. After all, sex links are not a breed either and they don't mind selling those without selling them with the name of a recognized breed.
Said otherwise, I have no idea what that chick is but it is cute
Best said short - The APA recognized Ameraucana breed was developed from birds that look like today's EEs. Selecting for color, blue (and ONLY blue) eggs plus other features. Even a cross of a true Ameraucana with another true Ameraucana may produce a chick that doesn't meet the SOP and would then be called an EE. But EEs can come from lots of different crosses if one of the parents has a blue egg gene and passes it on. They are "mutts" but great birds. One of the fun parts is you have no idea what a day old EE chick will look like when it grows up.