Americauna/EE? Sex please!

Murdy

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I'm unsure if these are actual Americauna or EE... thoughts? And genders? They are 12 weeks old or so. I think they are both pullets, but the black one confuses me a little. Worth mentioning... the black one was sold to me as a "barnyard mix", but sure looks americauna/EE to me.
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ChocolateMouse

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So easter eggers ARE a mixed breed or a landrace and are very similar to the ACTUAL breed, Ameraucana, which is a real breed with a standard and are not easter eggers. Most places don't sell real Ameraucanas.
Most places sell easter eggers and just call them "Ameraucana" or misspell it like "Americauna" to sell you a mutt bird at a premium price. Real ameraucanas come from breeders and very select hatcheries, they will list specific colors like other purebred chickens, and they will meet APA breed standard.

If you were told that they're barnyard, you probably have easter eggers. They're probably like half ameraucana to me and they look like pullets. Some easter eggers come out very much looking like extremely poorly bred Ameraucanas, and that's what these look like to me, too.

So tl;dr: These are not real Ameraucana. These are easter eggers AND barnyard mixes because those are the same thing. They are pullets.
 

Murdy

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So easter eggers ARE a mixed breed or a landrace and are very similar to the ACTUAL breed, Ameraucana, which is a real breed with a standard and are not easter eggers. Most places don't sell real Ameraucanas.
Most places sell easter eggers and just call them "Ameraucana" or misspell it like "Americauna" to sell you a mutt bird at a premium price. Real ameraucanas come from breeders and very select hatcheries, they will list specific colors like other purebred chickens, and they will meet APA breed standard.

If you were told that they're barnyard, you probably have easter eggers. They're probably like half ameraucana to me and they look like pullets. Some easter eggers come out very much looking like extremely poorly bred Ameraucanas, and that's what these look like to me, too.

So tl;dr: These are not real Ameraucana. These are easter eggers AND barnyard mixes because those are the same thing. They are pullets.
Awesome! Thanks for the explanation. 😊
 

Gray Farms

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Right.... But isn't there a slight difference.... Like Ameraucana vs Americana/EE?
No, Americauna and Easter Egger are completely interchangeable terms for the same breed "or hybrid rather".
 

Cron3380

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I had one looked really close to your black one which was a prairie blue bell layer these eggs( turquoise color ones
 

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