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Ameraucana or EE??? *picture heavy*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherTheMommy, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought 4 chicks from the pet store where i buy all of my chicks from. He said they were ameraucana but i have no experience with this breed. Are these ameraucana or EE or to early to tell? Two are smaller than the other 2 but im not sure if they were all hatched together or not? Ive had them for 1 week tomorrow.

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    Chicks 3 and 4 are bigger and seem older than chicks 1 and 2 but like I said Im not sure when they all hatched.

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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "4 chicks from the pet store"
    They're Easter Eggers, you can only find true ameraucana from purebred Breeders <3
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought you could only get araucana from a breeder? He does get his chicks from breeders thats why i go there. I got my polish there recently as well.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    They're Easter eggers.
     
  5. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you. Hoping to get some blue eggs. I have an all white easter egger now and she lays a blue green egg. Well she did. She took FOREVER to lay. Even my silkie was laying before her. She layed for a few weeks and then stopped. Why would that happen? She is totally healthy and looks great. Most of my flock is starting to molt but i havent noticed her molting yet?
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she stopped? Where was she laying her eggs? In a nest box? She could have a secret nest if she has access to the outside. Or someone could be eating her eggs. Or she could be taking a break. Just keep looking and see what you find.
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She was laying in the nesting box. I let them free range most days but not everyday. Today they haven't. Maybe I'll look around the coop and see if she has a nest somewhere but i doubt it :(
     

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