Ameraucana or EE?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by joskt0204, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    east TN
    Which is she? I bought her as a day old chick at the Co-op, and they said she was an Ameraucana. Is she even a she? As far as I can tell, she is not laying, even though the others (same age, different breeds) have been laying for 3-4 weeks. I wonder if she is just not quite right, lol. She is funny, and we are getting more than enough eggs from our two that are laying for the three of us, so it's no big deal either way.

    These pics are 3-4 weeks old. She hatched 3/17/11, so she is six months old.


    Last edited: Sep 14, 2011
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    See, I would say it's DEFINITELY a pullet, and an EE. My EEs started laying around 28 weeks.

    However, at my local county and state fairs, I've seen hens exactly like yours, labeled as americauna, and winning a blue ribbon. So, I'm totally confused.

    Regardless, she is absolutely gorgeous.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    She's definitely a she and an EE. And a very pretty one.
  4. christineavatar

    christineavatar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    Bolinas, CA
    She looks like all 16 Americanas in my flock. I have 7 that were born about the same time as yours and none of them are laying yet. But they're getting there.
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
    A Gorgeous Easter Egger pullet.

  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    A very pretty EE pullet. Don't worry, you'll be getting eggs from her before you know it [​IMG]
  7. BarnGoddess01

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    She's a lovely EE. [​IMG]
  8. BarnGoddess01

    BarnGoddess01 I [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]

    Quote:It happens ALL the time! Any time you see it spelled "americana" or anything other than AMERAUCANA - be wary. They may not know what they are working with. But no worries. Absolutely not a thing wrong with Easter Eggers.
  9. joskt0204

    joskt0204 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    east TN
    Well, I'll just keep looking for a more colorful egg. The two I have laying both lay brown eggs (Tango is my Dominique - really small eggs and Echo is my Black Australorpe - really big eggs). Either way, Oscar (yeah, weird name for a hen!) is a cool chicken, so it's all fine.
  10. BarnGoddess01

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    Quote:I'll be very surprised if Oscar doesn't lay a blue/green egg. Keep us posted!!!

    Go Oscar!!! [​IMG]

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