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Americauna or Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OlivesMama, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. OlivesMama

    OlivesMama Chirping

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    I've looked at numerous sites referencing the differences between Americaunas, Araucanas, and Easter Eggers. I thought I had it figured out, then my girl went laid olive-colored eggs this week! She has slate-colored legs and a beard.



    Here are her first eggs:

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    Cleo:

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    Cleo, front:
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your bird is an Easter egger. For specifics on the amearucana breed, check out their website.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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  4. meli229

    meli229 In the Brooder

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    I'm intrigued by the bunny hanging out with the hens in that last picture! Sorry to highjack this post, but do they live together? Or just have the same free range area?
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    Absolutely an Easter Egger. In short, Ameraucanas only come in a few standard colors, and that partridge color isn't one of them. www.ameraucana.org
     
  6. OlivesMama

    OlivesMama Chirping

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    Thanks for clearing that up! Good to know.

    meli229- Our chickens used to be let into our yard where the rabbits were for a few hours a day. They get along, so now they are all in the chicken yard together. We have a rabbit shelter for them that contains their food and hay.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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