Ameracauna?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickensatx, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. chickensatx

    chickensatx New Egg

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    I purchased my first two chicks yesterday to start my chicken journey. I was told they were Ameracaunas, which is what I was looking for. However, I have heard there are many types. Can anyone clarify?

    Also, how does their coloring change as they age?

    I think they are about a week old- but again, anyone who can clarify, please let me know!

    Thanks in advance! Looking forward to joining in the discussions!

    ~B

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Where did you purchase your birds? This will play into whether they are likely to be true Ameraucana or the commonly misrepresented Easter Egger.
     
  3. chickensatx

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    I purchased them at a local feed store, Triple S Feed (Dripping Springs, Tx).
    They told me they only had three kinds (Golden Sex Link, Red Sex Link, and Ameracaunas which they only had 2 left and a hundred of the others). Even if they aren't... I'll still love them dearly! I just hope they are female. :)
     
  4. chickenmole

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    Usually they're Easter eggers, but I have four of those and they're friendly, curious birds. I like that they all feather out so differently that I can tell who is who at a glance :)

    Mine all looked like chipmunks, now one is a vibrant orange and black, one is almost all black, another is light brown and grey, and the last one is almost all rust color. They're so random!
     
  5. chickensatx

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    That is hilarious! Time will tell then....I am up for the random journey!

    I plan to get a few more this weekend, and just hope that they are healthy and will eventually lay eggs versus wake the neighborhood up!
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes, your birds will be Easter Eggers - it's not *really* the store's fault as hatcheries are notorious for misrepresenting their Easter Egger chicks as being Ameraucana or Araucana. The good news is that if what you are looking for is pretty eggs in your basket you'll be happier anyway as EE are generally more prolific layers than purebred Ameraucana and they come in a lovely variety of colors and patterns whereas the Ameraucana have a very narrow spectrum of recognized colors.
     
  7. chickensatx

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    That is funny! I will be thrilled regardless! Thanks for the info.
     
  8. chickenchic11

    chickenchic11 Out Of The Brooder

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    definetly amuricana
     
  9. chickenchic11

    chickenchic11 Out Of The Brooder

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    very cute
     

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