Ameraucana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Blissey86, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Blissey86

    Blissey86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told these two are Ameraucana what do you guys think?
     
  2. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Could be,but you must wait till they are older to be sure.
     
  3. Blissey86

    Blissey86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. NJchixs

    NJchixs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't have the correct leg color and i don't think any of the eight colors even look like that as chicks. Where did you get them?
     
  5. Blissey86

    Blissey86 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them from a feed store. They both have green colored legs
     
  6. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many of these do you have? Is it just these two? I'm having trouble keeping your chicks straight. I remember seeing one that looked almost like it had a straight comb, what kind of comb does your top one have?

    The pics don't show the green in the legs, but sometimes it's faint. Anyway, if they're green, they're definitely not Ameraucana - they can only have slate legs.

    What color birds did they tell you they were?
     
  7. Blissey86

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    My one I posted about a week ago passed away came out to check on the chicks and she was gone. so we got 2 more. These ones are new. Im confused on the difference between slate legs and green legs?
     
  8. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Slate legs are a darkish gray color. Green is lighter, and more distinctly green. Here's some true Ameraucana chicks, from the official website: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/bluelf.jpg


    See how much lighter and definitely green the legs are: https://www.backyardchickens.com/image/id/5825647 (EE)

    Having said that, leg color as a small chick isn't a definitive thing.

    I will say that odds are, if you got them at a feed store, they're not Ameraucana, even though they were labeled that way. They are most probably EE.

    What does that mean? Nothing, unless you were planning on showing or breeding. If you're looking for a fun, sweet layer, it's perfect. I love, love, love my easter eggers.
     
  9. Blissey86

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    Thanks so much. Can easter eggers lay blue eggs? I heard they only lay green.
     
  10. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because they are mixed, it makes them less likely to lay blue eggs. It depends on what they are crosses of and what color egg the parents where(with is hard to say, because likely they came from a hatchery). Most of my EEs lay agua/light green eggs.

    The green eggs are blue eggs with a brown over coat. I also have some olive eggers, they where crossed with a dark brown egg layer (like a Marans or Welsummer)
     

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