AAs and EEs...can you tell this early?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by haTHOR, May 19, 2010.

  1. haTHOR

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    [​IMG] got these from a guy here on BYC who has EEs and AAs running together. (1 roo of each breed, multiple hens of each breed). so there's a chance i will get an AA from the five i hatched out.

    i THINK the golds are definitely EEs (seem to remember that is not an AA color?) but am wondering about the silver and black.

    is it too early to tell?

    heres some pics...all the others in the pics are javas and java crosses.

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    the one on the left

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    1st, 3rd, and 4th here
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  2. cashdl

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    Those all look like EE's to me unless the AA's you are talking about are americana and not araucana. Both EE's and Americana's have muffs and beards which all the babies you pointed out in your pics have. Araucana would not have this trait.

    IF you are talking about the difference between americana and EE then it gets even harder to tell them apart.
     
  3. haTHOR

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    yeah, i meant ameracauna. did not realize auracana was AA as well. [​IMG] ok, so maybe too early then... because the feathers can change so much as they age, i guess?
     
  4. cashdl

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    Sorry don't know if araucana are AA just know that it is all confusing to people. Now I am confused.LOL! There may be a americana breeder who could tell the diff., but I think it comes down to color.

    Lanae
     
  5. Hi! I've never seen Ameraucana or Araucana referred to as AA's.
    Your chicks are cute!
    Good luck!
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    Lisa
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Quote:Me neither
     
  7. Chris09

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    Quote:Me neither

    Count me in as never hearing that AA = Americana..

    To the OP what color Americana was you to get?

    Chris
     

  8. Quote:Me neither

    Count me in as never hearing that AA = Americana..

    To the OP what color Americana was you to get?

    Chris

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  9. Chris09

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    Quote:Count me in as never hearing that AA = Americana..

    To the OP what color Americana was you to get?

    Chris

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    Lisa

    Ops,
    Ameraucana.... [​IMG]

    Chris
     
  10. haTHOR

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    i believe it was black hens and (forgive my ignorance but) whatever the tri-color roo is? wheaten maybe?

    and thanks for letting me know AA doesn't mean ameracauna...i learn something here every day. [​IMG]
     

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