Americauna hens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ktkeiper, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. ktkeiper

    ktkeiper New Egg

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    We got some americauna hens from meyers a while ago and our chicks have all of their feathers now, but they look more like the roosters in the catalog than the hens. One of my friends said that they look kinda like falcons. They have a goldish-colored neck with black-edged feathers on the rest of their bodies. Sorry, I don't really have time to try to figure out the picture thing right now. Oh, and their tail feathers all go down instead of up... I don't know if they're americaunas or something else. They have really fluffy cheek feathers too. They're really cute![​IMG]
     
  2. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Correction, you got EE hens
    I can't tell you if they are hens or roos w/o pics
     
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  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    If they are from a hatchery, they are most likely Easter Eggers, which is a mutt kind of breed, than americaunas. Most hatcheries list them as purebreds though.
     
  4. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post a picture, they sound very nice.
    You will soon learn, dear New Egg, that the terms Americauna, Auracana and EE do not get bandied about here lightly... [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC, Ktkeiper!
     
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  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Welcome to BYC! I know your girls are going to be beautiful no matter what parents they came from.
     
  6. MikasGirl

    MikasGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly! EEs are just as good as those Ameraucanas!
     
  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    They sound like EE pullets from your description. Lot's of hatchery EE's have that gold/black color pattern.
     

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