araucana, ameraucana, or easter egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Flock Runner, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got some easter egg laying birds, some from my feed store and some from hatcheries. i'm not sure if they are araucanas, ameraucanas, or just easter eggers.
    does anyone see any destict charactoristics that would define them as a certain breed? if you do, please post them and what you think my birds are.

    this is tiger, my old girl. she was my first and last easter egg layer before i got my next batch. she's about 6 or 7. shes even turning grey at the tip of her tail and a little at the face as you can see.
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    this is buck. hes my rooster. i think he and nickle are dating. nickle is below.
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    this is nickle. she's my blue hen. loves to play with my strings.
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    i dont have any questions on these guys but i thought they deserved some attention.


    this is duo, my mottled houdan hen.
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    this is speck. she's a silver sebret hen.
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    this is alfa,my butt-head mottled houdan rooster. i feal kinda bad for him though. due to an injury, he has a bad foot and bad wings.
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    this is nip(turkey) and alfa(houdan rooster)
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    these are my ducks, front: naloo, light grey: torpedo, dark grey: spinner, behind torpedo: nacho chip(chip), behind spinner: ice-cube, next to ice-cube: squid, behind squid: nemo. yes i can tell them all apart.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your colored egg layers are all easter eggers, although I'm sure they were sold as a specific breed. You have a nice color variety, I love the blue especially.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    any araucana or ameraucana that comes from a hatchery is an ee, this includes feed store chicks as they get their chicks from hatcheirs.
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  5. Flock Runner

    Flock Runner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats what i thought. i just thought id make sure.
     
  6. Ayman-hazeb

    Ayman-hazeb Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  7. BarneyChick97

    BarneyChick97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the first 2 pics, your chickens look to me like Ameraucanas. I have 3 hens, and 2 of mine look very similar to yours! I also have 3 Wyandotte's, but I think my Amerucana's are my favorites ;)
     
  8. Ayman-hazeb

    Ayman-hazeb Out Of The Brooder

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    nice
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Hdowden. They are beautiful EE hens (except for Buck). Believe me, if you had Ameraucana or Araucana birds, you'd know it because you would have spent a lot of time hunting down a breeder. Hatcheries find it much more profitable to mislable mixed breed chickens than to pay to obtain real stock in those two breeds.

    There's nothing wrong with EEs (I find them delightful) but it irks me how many first-time owners are lied to by hatcheries.
     
  10. Unicorn Girl

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    I think they are Ameraucanas because I have ones that look almost the exact same and mine are Ameraucauna.
     

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