Amerecauna or Easter Egger Chick looks like Brown Leghorns

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

  1. rrains

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    I picked up this chick and a couple others that were labeled Brown Leghorns. She has slate colored legs and is "fuzzier" and marked differently that the others. Do you think she's an Ameraucana or an Easter Egger? Here she is compared to the Leghorn.
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  2. popsicle

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    Easter Egger. If she was in a bin labeled "Brown Leghorn" the chance of her being an Ameraucana is about zero.
     
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  3. rrains

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    I would imagine she got returned to the wrong bin at some point after she was handled, as she did closely resemble the leghorns more when she was smaller and they did have Ameraucanas there, but the tub was empty by time I got there.
    I guess I'm asking what traits would be specific to an Ameraucana?
     
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  4. popsicle

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  5. rrains

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    Thank you for the links, that helps me understand. I've never had either breed and didn't realize Easter Eggers are often sold using the misnomer of Ameraucana. Either way she'll be a welcome addition to our flock!
     
  6. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    I personally only have Easter Eggers and they are great layers of beautiful eggs.
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    It is an Easter Egger.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

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    She's an Easter Egger.
     

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