Ameraucana: chick color leads to what hen color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Back to the Earth, May 3, 2011.

  1. Back to the Earth

    Back to the Earth Out Of The Brooder

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    2 week old ameraucana from Urban Farm Store. Looking at breed club website it should be a silver, but not sure based on brown coloring coming in. Any ideas what she might look like as a hen from your own experience?

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  2. gordonburrito

    gordonburrito Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's what ours did. She has similar markings.

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  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Wheaton colored.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    it is not wheaten, it is an EE, incoming color can vary....there is not consistent color with EE's. To know what color a chick will be when it grows up it would have to be a true Ameraucana, which you can only get from a breeder not a farm/feed store. EE's are very pretty [​IMG]
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Since farm stores order their "Amerauacanas" from a hatchery, they are technically called Easter Eggers. There is not an official name to the variety of colors you get with Easter Eggers. Sometimes you can get one that is close to an ABC color, but they can't be called that color since they are not really true Ameraucanas.
     
  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I agree but that's the closest I can tell of the color is Wheaton or possibly partridge...just about all of the EE's are mudded wheaton colored, no definate color or marks but closely in the color chart of wheatons.
     
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    I would definitely say more of a partridge color, wheaten is yellow as a chick....no chipmunk stripes..
     
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  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    This is a true Wheaten Ameraucana from my flock. The color doesn't look the same to me. [​IMG]

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    This one is a BLUE Wheaten... and still doesn't look similar.
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    If I had to GUESS what color she came from, I would say a roo and hen with some blue and red pattern. There is really no telling what they really looked like, really.
     
  10. EweSheep

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    I have had wheaton Ameraucanas and they did have stripes on them. [​IMG]
     

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