Ameraucana or Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RutherfordRanch, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. RutherfordRanch

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    We got these babies this morning. According to the guy at Big R we have Rhode Island Red and Ameraucana. The "Ameraucana" look like pictures from the breed association, but they don't have poofs.

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  2. RutherfordRanch

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  3. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they came from a hatchery it's an Easter egger not ameracauna, but It doesn't look like either, Easter Eggers and ameraucanas have muffs and beards
     
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  4. Sasarious

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    Ameracauna chicks may not develop poofs until an older age, some of myn don't even have them. Don't worry!
     
  5. BantamLover21

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    They're probably Easter Eggers, though without puffy cheeks/muffs, it is possible that they are an entirely different breed (like Leghorn or Welsummer).
     
  6. Wyandottes7

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    Look like Easter Eggers to me.
     
  7. RutherfordRanch

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    Thanks! I guess time will tell. I am doubting leghorn because I'm in CO and I read they're not cold hardy. I don't think our farm store would order birds that aren't viable in our environment.
     

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