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Amercauna or Araucana??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newhobbie, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. newhobbie

    newhobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased this bird from a local hatchery that sells both breeds at a day old. I cant remember which breed I bought, can you help me identify it? I know its supposed to be one or the other. Its 4 months old.
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Neither. It's an Easter Egger. And it's a cockerel.
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    x2- It looks like a male Easter Egger, with what looks to be some Rhode Island Red in him.
     
  4. newhobbie

    newhobbie Out Of The Brooder

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    Well crap... he was supposed to either be an araucana or ameraucana. At least thats how he was sold. Now I know why I was having trouble figuring out his breed, he wasnt either of the breeds I was looking up the characteristics for! Thanks for the info!!!!
     
  5. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Hatchery sells pure Araucanas, or Ameraucanas. They just sell mislabled EEs.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's an Easter egger cockerel.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Some hatcheries do have Ameraucana, but they only have Blue/Black/Splash or Black. And the variety is always specified.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In addition if you buy a real Ameraucana from a hatchery, you will be paying more, something like 15 and up.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE cockerel
     

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