Americauna chicks...wahts is the color called if so?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Roxannemc, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New chicken owner ...I have 3 chicks 3 weeks old that are supposed to be Americauna but in the breed discription i dont see their colors..
    They do have greenish legs
    .If they are... What is the color called ?is it "partridge"? They remind me of partridges but each is marked a little differently with these same colors generally
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  2. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that chick kind of looks like a speckled sussex and partridge rocks are darker
     
  3. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of owning chickens :)

    You've run into something that is a very common issue to people who buy 'Ameraucanas' or 'Araucanas' from hatcheries and feedstores. They are mislabling their birds. What they offer is a mixed breed that is referred to as "easter eggers' because of their tendency to lay colored eggs. Ameraucanas are a VERY strictly regulated breed that can only come in a few colors, as you've run into.

    However, since Easter Eggers arn't a breed, there's no regulation, and they can have all sorts of mixed features (even laying brown eggs instead of blue or green). It doesn't mean there is anything wrong with your birds, in fact I own an EE and she is hilarious and friendly.

    Your birds will grow up to either be silver or gold duckwing pattern. Here is a picture of my silver duckwing EE. Her name is Iti; please don't mind her wet beard, she was getting it wet that day :p.

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  4. chickenmaniac

    chickenmaniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i might be wrong but it also kindof looks like an easter egger so im not sure wheter its that or a speckled sussex
     
  5. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These chipmunk-striped "Ameraucanas" (actually Easter Eggers), which you probably got from a feed store or directly from a hatchery, grow up to have brownish coloration that does not match an accepted color for chicken breeds. If there is a word for this color, I'd like to know myself. Someone once said it's called "duckwing," but I'm not so sure. I have two "Ameraucanas" that looked like this as chicks.
     
  6. Coop Deville

    Coop Deville Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just saw Pele's post. So it is "duckwing"?
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep.
     
  8. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks forthe reply.... SHES nice!!!
     
  9. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They called them "Ameraucanas" at the store. But thats ok..they are pretty and so is the photo of the grown hen so i dont mind.But now i wonder what they are crossed with?
    Do hope to get a green or blue egg though!!I
    Reposted this question today. Sorry i didnt see the replys here Shouild have looked first. .Thanks to everyone.
     
  10. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours does look JUST like mine!!
     

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