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Ameraucana vs Easter Egger debacle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by zrodimel, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. zrodimel

    zrodimel Just Hatched

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    I apologize in advance for asking. I know there's all kinds of threads like this and resources for telling them apart, but I just can't figure out what's what.

    Pictured below is 3 Ameraucanas and 3 Easter Eggers. However, I'm not sure which 3 are which. Any ideas?
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    Zach
     
  2. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The three dark ones are Easter Eggers. The three buff ones aren't Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas, they have yellow legs. The two buff ones with white are Red Sex-Links, while the one with the black tail is a hatchery New Hampshire. It's hard and rare to actually get pure Ameraucanas these days, pure ones are extremely expensive. They have beards and cheek puffs, and grey/green/bluish legs, according to the variety, like this Blue Ameraucana:

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  3. Michael OShay

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    I agree.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    What Blackberry said.

    You won't get Ameraucana from a feed store. If you get one from a breeder, it will usually be more expensive, and the tell is always the color. A true breeder of any pure bred bird will be able to tell you what color(s) they breed. If I bred Plymouth Rocks, for example, I would say I had barred Rocks and white Rocks. True Ameraucana breeders will have a few colors they specialize in--black, wheaton, etc. If they say "they're gold and black" or something similar, they're Easter eggers.
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Going Left to Right I see a Red sexlink, Black sexlink or Easter Egger, New Hampshire Red, Red sexlink, Easter Egger, Easter Egger.
     
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  8. Michael OShay

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    I agree. The second one does look like a Black Sex Link and the third one looks like a hatchery grade New Hampshire or Production Red (technically speaking, there is really little or no difference between the two).
     
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  9. zrodimel

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    Wow, thanks all. I wasn't expecting that but I'm glad to have the extra variety. The wife, on the other hand, isn't going to be so happy. I guess as long as the easter eggers lay some blue eggs she won't make me sell all of them ;) Goes to show you can't always trust people on craigslist.

    Thanks again for the help!
    Zach
     
  10. hadouglas

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    My first chicks... We were told she is an Blue Ameraucana Cochin, but now I'm curious... What is an EE??
     

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