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Ameraucana chick with green around eyes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by IndianaSilkies, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. IndianaSilkies

    IndianaSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    I stopped in at my local Rural King (like TSC) and they had some chicks she said were Ameraucana. Some did have the chipmunk look to them, some didn't, but two of them had green around their eyes. I didn't look like chalk or paint and the woman said she didn't know why it was green. Any ideas? I didn't have a camera on me to get a picture. Just wondering why it was green as I had never seen this before....
     
  2. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like an Easter Egger candidate. [​IMG]
     
  3. IndianaSilkies

    IndianaSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    I would have bought them just to add to our flock and see what they turned into but the store has a crazy 25 chick minimum requirement. They wouldn't sell me just a few even though I practically live in that store![​IMG]
     
  4. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a strange policy for a store. [​IMG]
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    sometimes the hatcheries mark them, it could be residual from that...and yes, even though they say they are ameraucana, they are EE's [​IMG]
     
  6. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is an EE??[​IMG]
     
  7. Laura78

    Laura78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger. They look a lot like an Ameraucana to the untrained eye (mine still, lol). But they lay Easter colored eggs. I think Ameraucanas are suppose to lay blue eggs, or was that green? A lot of the hatcheries sell EE as Ameraucanas, I bought 5 thinking they were Ameraucanas, but I'm happy they're in fact EE, I got them for the variaty of egg colors.
     
  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Some states have minimum purchase requirements--it seems rather stupid to me--there are plenty of folks who have very small flocks and replace birds one at a time. I believe the requirements came about because of abandoned Easter Basket pets. Seems like there are other, better ways to regulate that--like maybe making it a crime to abandon animals? Like maybe requiring purchasers to sign a statement that the bird will be properly taken care of? Like ...
     
  9. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Okay, so I can understand that policy, but 25 seems unfair to all those city folk, etc. I agree regulations make much more sense. Or do like the humane sociiety does and don't allow the sales around easter. (human society does this at Christmas in my area)
     
  10. IndianaSilkies

    IndianaSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    The funny thing about the 25 chick minimum is that we are a farming community not a big city....[​IMG]
     

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