Ameraucana Pullets...different?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jed1154, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two of these, and they are both pullets as far as i know. However, one has puffy feathers on her face and around her ears.....and the other does not. They are the same age.

    What is that about?
     
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Sounds like one of them is missing the muffing gene, she'll be clean faced.
     
  3. Indiana hens

    Indiana hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2008
    Pendleton, Indiana
    Pictures!!!!!??????
     
  4. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill have to get some pics. Its just wierd...becuase aside from that, they look identical. When they were younger, the one started getting that muffing on her face and i thought she had been poisoned and was beginning to swell up!
     
  5. SunAngel

    SunAngel Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
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    I have 2 that I got together from Ideal (pics on my Standards page-Aurora and Camilla) one has the fluffy face and the other is clean faced. Other than that their coloring is very similar. EEs definitely come in all colors and feather variations...each one seems to be unique in one way or another.
     
  6. chickenfever

    chickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are probably not Ameraucana's, but Easter Eggers, which are mutts and can come in many different varieties.
     
  7. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ideal sells mutts? Eh..thats ok, as long as they lay eggs, i dont really care that much.
     
  8. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Yes, anything labeled as a "Americana" or "Araucana" that come from the hatcheries (McMurray, Ideal, Privett, etc) are all mutts. They are just bred to produce colored eggs, not bred to their standard.
     
  9. jed1154

    jed1154 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh...cool.

    So the one with the muffs is closer to the 'breed standard'?
     

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