Ameracauna or EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenTeen13, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ChickenTeen13

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    I have a hen that I bought at a local feed store. She was labled as an Ameracauna but I was wondering if she was really an EE. She lays light green eggs that sometimes have brown spots. She has only been laying for 2 weeks.

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Looks like a EE to me
     
  3. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    From what I have been reading on here for a while now is almost all feed stores that label as Ameracauna(sp) are actually EE's.
     
  4. ChickenTeen13

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    P.S. Sorry if her beard looks a little weird. She got into the beets in our garden and it stained her feathers. I think there might still be a little red in this picture. GOTTA LOVE CHICKENS!!!!
     
  5. ChickenTeen13

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    Why would you say she was an EE other then the fact that I got her from a feed store?
     
  6. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Here are the standards for an Americauna. Any variance falls into EE, from what I have read.


    {eyes - bay (reddish brown)}
    {shanks & feet - slate (blue grey) black accepted on black birds, bottoms of feet white}
    {ear lobes - red, pale on females (no white)}
    {comb - pea}
    {wattles - very small, absent}
    {skin - white}
    {toes - four}
    {muffs & beard - forming three separate lobes, absence is a DQ}
    {egg color - blue, minty green}
    {cock weight - 6.5 lbs/cockerel - 5.5 lbs}
    {hen weight - 5.5 lbs/pullet - 4.5 lbs}
    {full breast, medium back, and tail carried at 45 degrees above horizontal}
    {the bird must breed true to color}
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The fact that you got her from a feed store. She's not a standard color. Her parent's weren't standard colors, most likely, thus weren't themselves pure breds.

    Easter eggers are very nice birds, and what most of us want for eggs. Most of us don't care what color the bird is, or like the non-standard colors our ees come in. We just want green or blue eggs. And that's what we get!
     
  8. ChickenTeen13

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    Thanks alot everyone! Your right. As long as i'm getting colorful eggs, I'm happy.
     

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