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Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    This chick is about 4ish weeks old? I have to guess because I got it from a breeder and im guessing she was about a week old when I got her.
    I posted about her and another chick back when I first got them but figured out that the white chick was EE because she is a Splash (which isnt reconized) and she has a single comb. but im not quite convinced this chick is EE..
    anyways here are her pics..

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  2. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be. It's quite hard to tell. It looks like she's gonna grow a little "Moustache...."
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not a splash. It still could technically be pure Ameraucana but be a cross of two different colors. (which I believe would make it an EE, since it's not an accepted color variety) But it could just as easily be a cross of different breeds. It's a cutie for sure!

    Here's the colors for Ameraucana's - showing both chick and adult photo's:
    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

    I don't see a single comb, I see a pea comb.
     
  4. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:This chick isnt the splash,
    here is the picture of the splash

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  5. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:lol I thought that too! when she was a week old her beak was all yellow!
     
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    anymore help please?!
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I love the moustache!

    I'm with HappyChooks. It's most likely a mix (which is technically EE). Although, it's possible that you have yourself a Blue Ameraucana chick that has an unusual coloration because the breeder has been working on their own line. It would make a lot of sense since breeding for blues and lavenders often results in splashes like your other chick.

    Keep posting pics of your little guys as they grow, it'll be really neat to watch them develop!
     
  8. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:Hmm. that would be cool! [​IMG]
    so she looks like an Americauna, just not the right color?
    only problem with the Splash though is she has a Single comb, not a pea comb.. but the Splash is older then the other chick by a week or two.
     
  9. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Both are easter eggers, there are certain down colors that you can expect when hatching ameraucanas. Neither of your birds fit.
     
  10. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    pips&peeps :

    Both are easter eggers, there are certain down colors that you can expect when hatching ameraucanas. Neither of your birds fit.

    okay so she doesnt fit Ameraucana because of color?
    I know the splash is EE because she has a single comb but the other chick, except for color obviously, fits IMO​
     

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