Americaunas or EE? Boys or Girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zonoma, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meet Moff Tarkin and Darth Vader (Vader and Tarkin for short, respectively). When I acquired these ladies, I was told they were Americaunas. Real ones and "not that hatchery stock, either". Mostly hoping for a confirmation on that.

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    Now meet Daphne and Velma. When I purchased these two, I was told "Oh yes! They're Araucaunas because they have green legs." [​IMG]
    Obviously I didn't believe THAT because I'd done enough homework to realize that these were only EEs but since they were so 'cute' and had pea combs and green legs- indicating a good chance of colored eggs, I bought them anyway. Her coop seemed pretty clean and birds healthy even if they weren't what she thought they were. I feel pretty good about Daphne. Velma worries me, though. I think she's about 16 weeks old and seems so... roo'ish. Ginormous legs and, though I don't see pointy saddle feathers, her hackle feathers are like tiny little knives. Thoughts?

    Daphne
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    Velma (or is this Fred)?
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All of them are beautiful EE pullets.
     
  3. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They all look like girls from what I can tell from the pictures. Did you mean to ask if they were Ameraucanas or EEs, instead of Americaunas? From what I understand Americauna is just another name for what I would just call an Easter Egger.
     
  4. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Chooks: Really? Even Vader? Her earlobes are red, her eyes are the right color, what did I miss?? I was so hoping for a chance at BLUE eggs instead of green and teal![​IMG]

    Little One: Yes. I suppose I did.
     
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  5. Little One

    Little One Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a link to Ameraucana color variations: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html Check here to see if they match... I have an EE, but don't know enough about Ameraucanas to say for certain what yours are. Good Luck! (I thought I was getting an Ameraucana also, but ended up with an EE.) [​IMG]
     
  6. Zonoma

    Zonoma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those pictures were MOST helpful. Thank you. I guess I'll just enjoy my EEs - all 8 of them. [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yes, even Vader. She looks like she's getting close to laying. Even with EE's, you could still get blue eggs.

    Look at the Ameraucana link that Little One posted. It shows the accepted colors for pure Ameraucana's.
     
  8. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:x2 And yes, Vader looks like she's almost ready to lay.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Your seller straight up lied to you [​IMG] Those are some pretty girls but they're Easter Eggers and obviously hatchery based telling by color too.
     

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