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Ameraucana or Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Valk, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, I was hoping someone would be able to tell me if I have six Ameraucanas or six Easter Eggers. They're approximately 19 weeks old.

    The first picture has a Barred Rock and a Wyandotte on the left, the other five are my 'Ameraucanas' with one missing.

    Thank you for any information!!!

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  2. Bodee

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    The dark colored ones look like Americana's the light ones look like the easter eggers do they all have green legs ?
     
  3. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    Those are Easter Eggers, almost all hatcheries sell the non-standard EEs as "Ameraucanas" or "Americanas" ( or just about any variation of the name).

    A true Ameraucana will only lay blue eggs and only come in these color patterns
    Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten & White

    Your EEs could lay you a variety of egg colors between blue, green, pink, or brown. They maybe mutts, but they will still lay you delicious eggs and are beautiful additions to any flock.
     
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  4. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bodee, yes, they all have greenish legs.

    RoostersCrow,HensDeliver, thanks for that information. I had looked on the Ameraucana.org site a few times and had my suspicions. And right, mutts or Ameraucanas, I still love them the same and can't wait for their beautiful eggs!

    Thanks so much for the replies!!! Very much appreciated.
     
  5. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I need to change my signature!
     
  6. EmiAnner

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    A few of yours look very similar to mine.

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  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you call them "the Carthaginians" ?
     
  8. EmiAnner

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  9. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, they sure do!
     
  10. Valk

    Valk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hah, well, four of them are named after Carthaginian generals:

    Hamilcar
    Mago
    Hannibal
    Hasdrubal

    One is named after a same-era Numidian king, Jugurtha.
    And the last one is named after Scipio Africanus who destroyed Carthage by putting into effect the 'Carthaginian Solution'.

    The names are odd, I realize, but I have a thing for Mediterranean antiquity. Thanks for asking!
     
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