Ameraucana or Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kasey, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Kasey

    Kasey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't really matter which to me. I would just like to know what I have. :) They were sold to me as Ameraucanas. Here are some pics of them at 2 and 3 weeks. I cant believe how fast they are growing!!


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  2. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Easter Egger's. Where did you get them from?
     
  3. Kasey

    Kasey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From a local feed store. Their "we have chicks" sign was from Purina but they did have some chicks from Ideal.

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  4. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Eggers.
     
  5. Kasey

    Kasey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What makes them Easter Eggers opposed to Ameraucanas?
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thier color, and that they came from a hatchery
     
  7. shelbyanthony

    shelbyanthony Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] this is my amercauna roo..i think you may have easter eggers...but they are good chickens too.
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    You'd need to find a breeder to get Ameraucanas. Hatchery chicks are meant to resemble the stated breed, not be show quality. Unfortunately, they don't come all that close with these.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have 2 beardless ones, but I only kept the ones that lay green/olive eggs. That is what I got them for after all. :D

    They also kind of do the same thing with turkens, they have a bunch of different colors mixed together that have necked necks.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are Easter Eggers. For more information on what features a true Ameraucana needs to have, a good resource is this site: www.ameraucana.org.
     

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