ameraucana or ee

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by schloperto, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. schloperto

    schloperto Out Of The Brooder

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    Just picked these up today and the guy said they were pure americanas if they r then what kind [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They both have yellowish legs and non-standard colors. They are Easter Eggers. People buy 'Ameraucana' from feed stores or hatcheries and insist that they are getting true Ameraucana. The reality is, that they were sold Easter Eggers. True Ameraucana only ever have white skin and only come in a handful of recognized colors.
     
  3. schloperto

    schloperto Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks you I thought americuanas had black/slate legs
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They have a blue or slate 'wash' on their legs, but the underlying skin color is white.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're pretty Easter egger hens. I think you'll be just as happy with them as true Ameraucana, unless you were planning to show. For backyard birds, EE are pretty darn nice. Personally, I like the variety in feather color, and the range of egg colors [​IMG]
     
  7. mylittlehippie

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    Any guesses on the breed of these hens. Was told possible EE but the humane society wasn't really sure. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's going to depend on what color eggs they lay. If they lay blue or green, call them Easter eggers. If they lay brown or cream, they're mixed breed birds.

    the first one almost puts me in mind of a silver leghorn, but not near enough comb. She may be a game hen of some sort.
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     

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