Any ideas on what I have here?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by m80fierro, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. m80fierro

    m80fierro Out Of The Brooder

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    Earlier this year I purchased some chicks for my kids. I wasn't really sure what the plan was when we got them but it has turned into such a great thing for our family. I purchased a couple of chicks labeled as "Americana" now the more I look around the more I can't figure out what I have. They are very well mannered and beautiful birds to say the least. We also purchased some Rhode Island Reds and they definitely fit the mold. We are only interested in egg laying but I'm curious to find out what they are anyways.

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Both of them are Easter Eggers instead of true Ameraucanas. Easter Eggers are hybrids produced by crossing Ameraucanas which lay blue eggs with other breeds to produce offspring that lay eggs in colors other than just blue (olive, green, beige, and sometimes even pale pink or gold). Hatcheries often incorrectly market them as Araucanas or Ameraucanas (often misspelled as Americana or Americauna). There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between Araucanas, Ameraucanas, and Easter Eggers. Easter Eggers are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorite chickens. She loves their colored eggs. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. m80fierro

    m80fierro Out Of The Brooder

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    Great link, wasn't much of BYC man at the time so Americana sounded great, lol. Thank you for the info.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your birds are Easter Eggers.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree you have some cute Easter egger hens. Your kids should enjoy the colored eggs!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Eggers.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    LOVELY easter eggers!
     
  9. chickenman5024

    chickenman5024 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if you can show Easter eggers. Also wondering if they are in the standard of perfection.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    EE aren't SOP birds. Kiddos might be able to show them in something like 4-H showmanship, but they're not showable in APA shows.
     

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