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Ameraucana or Easter Eggers??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new2chickens, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    I know the Aracauna (sp) are rumpless (easy to distinguish from EE and Ameraucana. But how do you know if a chick is EE or Ameraucana?? I got my 2 "Ameraucana pullets from the feed store who purchased them from Privett Hatchery. I got a straight run "Ameraucana" from Tractor Supply who got theirs from Ideal.

    Here is one of my Ameraucana Pullets (from Privett)

    Here is the other one

    Here is my ST Ameraucana (from Ideal)
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    They're EEs if they do not fit the Ameraucana standard of perfection. Generally, unless they came from a breeder, they're likely EEs.
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    If they are from a hatchery they are most likely easter eggers. To get a true Ameraucana you really need to buy from a breeder. [​IMG] They are very cute whatever they are. [​IMG]
  4. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    I kinda figured a hatchery wouldn't be the "real" thing!

    I do think they are adorable either way!!

    Also realized this probably goes into the what breed is this threads, but thought y'all might enjoy baby pics!!
  5. littlebanty

    littlebanty Songster

    Can you see the cheek muffs? They look identical to my chicks that are said to be partridge rocks..Mine dont have visual muffs..I dont see muffs on yours so Im just wondering if mine ARE EE. You would think most places would order EE's around Easter!
  6. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

    Apr 13, 2007
    Choctaw Oklahoma
    Chickhatchery.com sells true Ameraucanas.
  7. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Quote:I believe they are sold out for the year.
  8. mountain man

    mountain man In the Brooder

    Feb 24, 2008
    i got mine from ideal ther EE but they still lay a blue egg every other day and there 4 years old.
  9. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:My 2 that are definitely pullets (from Privett Hatchery through the feed store) do, but NONE of the ones from Ideal through Tractor Supply did. So I have 2 with muffs and 1 without.

  10. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Songster

    Feb 22, 2008
    Cumming, Georgia
    i really like those chicks...oo and littlebanty look at the bottom pic and look at the chick to the right those are muffs on its cheeks

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