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I'm so glad I found this thread. I have a pullet with similar plumage and we were worried something was wrong. We're still watching "Scratch" to make sure she stays warm enough even though she has been moved out of the brooder. Her sister "Chipmunk" is pictured to show the difference.

 

Scratch:

Chipmunk:

 

Pretty girl:

 

 

^ Best picture I could get of them together, Chipmunk is camera shy.

post #2702 of 2706
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Originally Posted by Donny R View Post
 

I'm so glad I found this thread. I have a pullet with similar plumage and we were worried something was wrong. We're still watching "Scratch" to make sure she stays warm enough even though she has been moved out of the brooder. Her sister "Chipmunk" is pictured to show the difference.

 

Scratch:

Chipmunk:

 

Pretty girl:

 

 

^ Best picture I could get of them together, Chipmunk is camera shy.

Congrats on your silkied easter egger, she's pretty.

post #2703 of 2706

now for the interesting question - where did she come from?  People do sell off/place extra splits as EE.

     *** Ameracaunas: Standard & Silkied, B/B/S, Choc/Mauve & Lav. ***
*** English Orpingtons:   B/B/S, Choc/Mauve, Lav, Isabel, Jubilee, Crele ***
                    *** French Marans: Copper, B/B/S, Choc/Mauve ***
*** Crested Cream Legbars **  Wheaten Sulmtalers **  Konza Prarie Rangers ***

*** Heritage Turkeys.  Guineas. Chocolate Muscovy.  Geese. Pyrenese LGDs.***

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     *** Ameracaunas: Standard & Silkied, B/B/S, Choc/Mauve & Lav. ***
*** English Orpingtons:   B/B/S, Choc/Mauve, Lav, Isabel, Jubilee, Crele ***
                    *** French Marans: Copper, B/B/S, Choc/Mauve ***
*** Crested Cream Legbars **  Wheaten Sulmtalers **  Konza Prarie Rangers ***

*** Heritage Turkeys.  Guineas. Chocolate Muscovy.  Geese. Pyrenese LGDs.***

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post #2704 of 2706

We got her as an Ameracuna. We were just looking for variety and not show quality. The plumage was a curiosity that began our search as to what we actually had. She came from a local teenager who has started a small business selling eggs and ordering chicks from a local hatchery in the spring. He gets a few different breeds to satisfy the minimum order of the hatchery and then re-sells individually to backyarders. He's a great young man and is knowledgeable about care and breeds. He has a few show birds as well. He has a real nice set up. We were more interested in supporting a local small business and getting a variety of healthy, happy birds than purebreds. She was a happy surprise!

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Originally Posted by Jubaby View Post

I have two Splash Ameraucanas that are 18 weeks old.  Their feathers are so strange, almost like fluffy silkie hair, not feathers.  I don't know what you would call this.  It's not like a frizzle.  Has anyone else seen this on Ameraucanas? 


Also I've thought the bigger one was a rooster, because it's had a red comb very early,  but at 18 weeks it has never started crowing and likes to sit in the nest boxes alot.  It really doesn't have any other characteristics of my Ameraucana rooster, so I'm starting to think maybe it is a hen after all.  What do you think? 


I feel stupid for asking, but I'm fairly new.  My other Ameraucanas are EE's from the hatchery.   These two I hatched from shipped eggs and I've never seen feathers like this before.

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I think they look like their growing people hair. They want to be like you. Lol. It's the first time I've seen Ameracunas sith hair like that. Special.
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Replying to be able to access thread easier.. Sry but I'm twelve pages into 91 and keep getting a random boot from site..then I have to go thru total mess to get back..subscribed, but as with several other subs, it doesn't show up to me that new posts are there..some threads do tho..so sorry and I'm back to page twelve for now..fascinating reading, tho I'm not so much into genetics technical info..lol
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