Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Big Red Roosters, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. What is required to make a chicken an Ameraucana and not an Easter Egger? For a great deal from a local breeder I got a mix of green and blue egg layer hatching eggs, but I wouldn't get to know what breeds they were.
    About 9 months later I have Super Blues and Easter Eggers, but one of them I think may be a pure Ameraucana. The breeder does breed Ameraucanas so there is a chance, but I don't know the difference between Easter Eggers and Ameraucanas, I know they have to have a beard and muffs and can only be certain colors, but that's as far as my breed knowledge reaches.

    I realize I worded this thread horribly. My apologies. I want to know how to tell them apart myself, not by just posting pictures and having other people say this or that. I want to learn how to do that myself. Sorry, I'm not good at explaining my thoughts.
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2018
  2. Don't have any, it's pitch black outside. What I'm asking is what are the requirements to be an Ameraucana? I might get some hens next year too. But I need to know what to look for.
    He's black and has a black beard and muffs. What's the comb supposed to look like?
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    My attempt at taking pictures in the dark did not go well. I'll try again tomorrow so, you know, you can actually see the chicken I'm talking about.
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  4. I figured out a better way to word it.
    How do I tell if my chicken is an Ameraucana or Easter Egger? This is in no way meant to offend this very welcoming community, but I came here to learn things too, not just rely on the more knowledgeable.
  5. She is beautiful. Quite cute with her little ones. Thank you for the information, I really appreciate it! Let me look back on my phone, I think I may have one from when he was a little guy, but I'm not sure I have one of his leg color. Is there such a thing as gray legs? I'm not sure his are blue, I think they may be more of a gray color.
  6. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    True Ameraucanas have:
    slate legs/feet
    White feet bottoms
    A pea comb
    Are always a recognized color
    Lay blue eggs. No exceptions
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    For goodness sakes I do have a picture from when I had listed him for sale last year. He looks a little different now, his posture changed and his feathers make it appear he is wearing a cape, but otherwise is the same.
  8. One thing I have never checked are his feet bottoms, I will be sure to check that out. Thank you.
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  9. FowlStuff

    FowlStuff Songster

    Jan 12, 2016
    They don't have to be an APA/ABA recognized variety to be an Ameraucana.
    What is an Ameraucana Chicken?

  10. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    I wasn't trying to say that.

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