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6-week old Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzndannie, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. suzndannie

    suzndannie In the Brooder

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    Love these 2 chickies (about 6 weeks old, I'm told?)... and would love to know

    1) if they are Ameraucanas, and
    2) if so, what type/color of Ameraucana they are

    Thanks for your help!!

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  2. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chirping

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    Ya l would say they are
     
  3. Family of 6

    Family of 6 In the Brooder

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    They could also be some type of Ameraucana mix (Easter Egger). Both my Ameraucanas and EE had muffs similar around that age. Where did you get them?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They'd be considered Easter eggers.

    They're not pure Ameraucana, they're not a recognized color, and the combs aren't correct pea combs. I can't see leg color, but those first two already say Easter egger.

    The second bird is a cockerel.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    They appear to be Easter Eggers. The second bird is a cockerel.
     

  8. BBCHICKS123

    BBCHICKS123 Chirping

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    I agree with the first part but not "the second bird is a cockerel" part l think there is still a good chance it is a pulit
     
  9. suzndannie

    suzndannie In the Brooder

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    Wow, you guys are so helpful! BYC is always such a great resource! I hadn't realized that it wasn't too soon to sex these 2, so thanks for the heads up on our cockerel! In fact, my daughter just came from the garage the day I read your messages to say that "one of the chickies was crowing!" Thought it was too soon for that, too. He may be older than we think.

    We've only had chickens for 11 mos, and these are our 1st EEs. We bought them from someone in Clayton, NC, who said they're Ameraucanas... I thought the comb didn't look like a pea comb probably should, and wasn't able to pull up the feathering color/patterns anywhere. Now, it makes sense!

    Thank you for all of your expertise--& willingness to share it!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Cel45

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    X4 Donrae
     

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