Araucanas and ameraucanas ?! Wishful thinking?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Amydls, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    The little guys with lighter faces photos 1-4 were sold as “ameraucanas”... I’m no chicken expert and have only owned silkies so this year we picked up a few different breeds to add birds that would lay colored eggs.
    Could believe it when I saw “araucanas” advertised and took 3 chicks without hesitation a few days later.. the last photos of chicks with darker faces are supposedly “araucanas”. I called the store back a day later and queried if they were araucanas or someone had made a spelling mistake ... they assured me that they were. Any guesses ?
     

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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Easter Eggers is my guess.
    I see some green legs.
     
  3. PNW_Peepers

    PNW_Peepers Crowing

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    Your “Ameraucana” are actually EE. The darker faced once’s suspiciously look like EE too. Sorry they falsely advertised to you.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    X2 on both counts
     
  5. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Thanks guys - that was my suspicion- obviously why I called the store back and said.... are you sure !??? After doing a little more research on them. They’ll be loved either way and now we will just see what array of eggs they start to lay ! Anybody think this chick could be a Roo or too early to tell ? Very different coloring to the two sibling chicks... far more copper and red
     

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  6. Quacking Pigeon

    Quacking Pigeon Crowing

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    My teacher keeps and shows Araucanas/Ameraucanas... so off topic
     
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  7. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    All of them are easter eggers
     
  8. Amydls

    Amydls Chirping

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    Thanks - any guesses what breeds they could be a mix of ? Slightly disappointing that my suspicions have been confirmed but totally unsurprised too. Wouldn’t have bought 6 EE chicks though to add to the flock... maybe 3 at most! I’ll be happy of the eggs they lay when my silkies are too busy being pretty to lay.
     
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  9. Lauren Adams

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    Well there are usually about three different three varieties of Amerecaunas they look like this....
     

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  10. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    Easter Eggers, at least you’ll have variety of shade of green to blue eggs:) isn’t in US Auracanas standards are usually rumpless/tailed and have ear tufted? And the Ameracaunas are bearded and tailed? Any thing in between are EEs
     

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