Ameraucana or Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dncarr09, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. dncarr09

    dncarr09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I have some 5 week old chicks. I am new to the Ameraucana breed, and I know an Easter Egger can look very similar. I bought several different breeds of chickens from a local breeder. I am new to BYC and was hoping to get a little help from some more seasoned veterans on here. These were sold to me as Ameraucana, but I know that many people don't realize they're selling the mixed breed. The pictures aren't the greatest in the world. I can say they all do have the rose comb and are starting to get the little muffs on the side of their face. They are 5 weeks old. If anyone can tell me what color they are that would be great. Thank you [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    dncarr09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also meant to say that I have a few more pictures in my default album if you want to look. I tried to put the best pics I had, but feel free to look on there. Any help or advice is greatly appreciated by this newbie.
     
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  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    From what I can see, easter eggers. If the breeder is a true "breeder", they'll be able to tell you what color(s) they breed.
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say they are EE's, and they should have pea combs not rose combs. They don't look to be any recognized color either. Even if they are EE's they sure are going to be gorgeous!
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    yep EE (good to see someone already informed and prepared for them to be such).

    your birds have pea combs, not rose. "right" comb type for ee. wyandottes have rose, it is much wider and flatter on top. your birds are just young, their combs will grow more distinctly pea combed later.
     
  6. dncarr09

    dncarr09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry I meant to say Pea combs. The funny thing is I I was lying bed and it hit me that I had put that in wrong. Thanks fo correcting me.
     
  7. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, EEs and, I may be mistaken, but I think I see several cockerels.
     
  8. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And I should also add that I see a lot of boys in that group, honestly not one in those pics is a pullet!
     
  9. dncarr09

    dncarr09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, there are 3 that are Cockerels. I just happen to pic those up for the pictures that you saw. I actually have 4 Pullets out of the 7. We are going to be eating the cockerels that we have in other breeds. I am not for sure about these guys because I believe that they don't get that big from what I understand around 5lbs. We have a total of around 10 cockerels between our Delaware EE and Lavender Orps.
     

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