Ameraucana or EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sneedleali, May 30, 2017.

  1. sneedleali

    sneedleali Just Hatched

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    I'm just getting started raising chickens. This little cutie is one of our first chicks. She was sold to us as an Ameraucana, we bought her (still hoping it's a her) knowing full well that the feed store may have been incorrect. I was wondering if this is a true Ameraucana or an Easter Egger? She is about 6 weeks old in the most recent pictures (hoping it's a she, sold as a pullet chick). She's on the left in all the group photos. IMG_20170518_144558.jpg IMG_20170504_174643.jpg IMG_20170420_101159.jpg IMG_20170530_201407.jpg IMG_20170530_201711.jpg IMG_20170428_130758870 - Edited (1).jpg IMG_20170428_130747242 - Edited.jpg
     
  2. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't tell if it's the lighting or if the legs are yellow but Ameracauna have slate legs.
     
  3. sneedleali

    sneedleali Just Hatched

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    She's got slate legs for sure!
     
  4. orrpeople

    orrpeople Looking for a Silver Lining Premium Member

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    I would say you sweet bird is a "she" but think she is an EE. And there's nothing wrong with EEs, (I adore mine) but I do not like that they're sold as "Ameraucanas". Sadly, I don't think I've ever seen anything but EEs in feed stores.
     
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    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sneedleali Just Hatched

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    I was really surprised when I discovered they were selling them and figured it would be too good to be true. I'm not at all worried about her not being true since we have no plans (or even the space/ability) to breed her. My preschooler and toddler love her so I'm more excited that she is looking to actually be a she so we can keep her around. It was mostly just curiosity getting the better of me! Thank you!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE's also generally have slate legs. If you didn't pay a lot of her, she is probably an EE, and there is nothing wrong with that.

    It would be easier to evaluate her, if she was alone in pictures. One of her facing front so we can see comb development is any, and a profile standing view of her. to check for other gender clues.
     
  8. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Ameracaunas came from a breeder but I do have a nice blue Wheaton ameracauna that I purchased from a feed store. Local feed store though not a chain maybe that's the difference. I've heard tractor supply has actual ameracauna from time to time though I've never seen them in there and I always walk by their bins in case I spot a gem.
     
  9. sneedleali

    sneedleali Just Hatched

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    She is my crazy bird. The best flier and always on the move. I can never get good pictures of her! I'll try to snag some better ones at some point today. It's really more curiosity than concern.
     
  10. sneedleali

    sneedleali Just Hatched

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    "She" was purchased at a small local chain but I knew when I bought her there was a good chance she wasn't what they said she was. As long as she doesn't turn out to be a roo I'll be perfectly happy. How do you identify an Ameraucana chick?
     

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