5 Wk Old Aracucanas...Roos or Pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by For The Love of Peeps, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    Can you tell if these are Roos or Pullets? [​IMG] They are about 5 weeks old. The hatchery where I bought the said they are pullets. (I don't know if this is a close enough pic)

    Thanks!


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  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We need much close pics, of full body, head, and back. Look at some other threads in here for some idea of what pictures to take.
     
  3. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    They are not Araucanas, they are Easter Eggers.
    Hatcheries sell Araucanas and Ameraucanas in name only. They are only Easter Eggers. Araucanas are tufted and tail less. Ameraucanas are specific colors.

    Beautiful chicks but need closer comb photos to tell you.
     
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  4. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, Thank you both. What's the difference between "Easter Eggers & "Araucanas"?
     
  5. racuda

    racuda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. rhs7111

    rhs7111 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They aren't only EEs, which seems to imply they are lesser than Ameraucanas. In fact, EEs were used to CREATE the Ameraucana "breed", and not vice versa. If people are going to refer to EEs as mutts, then those same people need to acknowledge that the Ameraucana is a breed created from mutts! [​IMG] In my experience, EEs lay bigger eggs, and lay better (more often, and usually through the winter), than Ameraucanas. In fact, many of my EEs lay eggs that are just as blue as an Ameraucana. Moreover, there are some "purebred" Ameraucanas who don't even lay blue eggs, but instead lay white or brown...there is mention of one such Ameraucana show bird on the Ameraucana website forum! Plus, the egg color chart used by the Ameraucana breed association has shades of distinct green on it, which tells me that greenish eggs are not all that uncommon for Ameraucanas! Indeed, I've seen plenty of photos of green or blue-green Ameraucana eggs, virtually indistinguishable from an EE egg.

    You have some very, very attractive EEs, and EEs are terrific birds! I absolutely boil when I read comments that make EE owners feel let down by owning an EE or that demean EEs in general. If you post up-close, clear photos of your birds' combs straight on , I'd be happy to try to help you with gender identification. Again, you have some lovely colored EEs! [​IMG]
     
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  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    All I can say is that full body, side and front, close up pics are needed, please.
     
  8. WestKnollAmy

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    No one implied that EEs were lesser than Ameraucanas. You took the comment way too personally. It was meant that a hatchery should state Easter Egger instead of Araucana/Ameraucana when they are neither.
    EEs are just mixed colors with Ameraucana characteristics. They are a great bird but are not showable so they just get the name EE. If the name Easter Egger offends someone then that is sad. It is a great name for a pretty type of bird.
     
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:They aren't only EEs, which seems to imply they are lesser than Ameraucanas. In fact, EEs were used to CREATE the Ameraucana "breed", and not vice versa. If people are going to refer to EEs as mutts, then those same people need to acknowledge that the Ameraucana is a breed created from mutts! [​IMG] In my experience, EEs lay bigger eggs, and lay better (more often, and usually through the winter), than Ameraucanas. In fact, many of my EEs lay eggs that are just as blue as an Ameraucana. Moreover, there are some "purebred" Ameraucanas who don't even lay blue eggs, but instead lay white or brown...there is mention of one such Ameraucana show bird on the Ameraucana website forum! Plus, the egg color chart used by the Ameraucana breed association has shades of distinct green on it, which tells me that greenish eggs are not all that uncommon for Ameraucanas! Indeed, I've seen plenty of photos of green or blue-green Ameraucana eggs, virtually indistinguishable from an EE egg.

    You have some very, very attractive EEs, and EEs are terrific birds! I absolutely boil when I read comments that make EE owners feel let down by owning an EE or that demean EEs in general. If you post up-close, clear photos of your birds' combs straight on , I'd be happy to try to help you with gender identification. Again, you have some lovely colored EEs! [​IMG]

    Please source your information, I've never read or heard this before?
     
  10. For The Love of Peeps

    For The Love of Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Again...Thanks Everyone... .For Your Input. They Are Very Pretty! I Will Take Closer Pics and Post Them. [​IMG]
     

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