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Are my birds true Ameraucana or Easter eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sherris Backyard Beauties, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Sherris Backyard Beauties

    Sherris Backyard Beauties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are my Ameraucana's true Ameraucana or Easter eggers? Also can you tell if the brown one is a male or female? Has not laid an egg yet! My RIR looks like a chicken has been starting to breed her but I don't think the brown one is a roo! It's just strange she's losing feathers as if I have a male!
    Here's a couple pics!
    [​IMG]Is Brownie a male or female?
    [​IMG]My white Americauna Female
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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    First they all look to be girls.

    The black and gold or brown are EEs.

    The one you have labeled as white is actually a Splash.

    Matt
     
  3. Sherris Backyard Beauties

    Sherris Backyard Beauties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brown one, I thought she was a hen, haven't seen an egg yet! My hubby's been telling me she's a roo! I haven't heard a crow out of her, Though! My Splash is named Whitey! So I'm just used to calling her white. Now I need to find out why my red is losing her feathers on her sides. I'm puzzled because she has went through molting a couple months ago. I have no roo's in my flock. Could it be possible the other chickens are plucking her?
     
  4. moduckman

    moduckman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameracuana and Easter Eggers are the same is do believe. Both lay the colored eggs.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:easter eggers are mutts, ameraucana are a recognized APA breed.

    all of them look like pullets, the browns are EE and the splash may be an ameraucana. My Ameraucana are almost 6 months and still aren't laying, although the roos keep trying to grab them [​IMG]
     
  6. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:easter eggers are mutts, ameraucana are a recognized APA breed.

    all of them look like pullets, the browns are EE and the splash may be an ameraucana. My Ameraucana are almost 6 months and still aren't laying, although the roos keep trying to grab them [​IMG]

    I think your splash might be an Ameraucana as well.

    Krista, it is a good sign when the boys start grabbing the girls. They usually know something is up with those girlies. Look for eggs in the next week to two.

    My Ameraucanas hatched at the end of July finally started laying.[​IMG]
     
  7. ZepChick

    ZepChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely, your hens are a little pecky at your RIR, but sometimes hens 'mount' other hens, and that could be a possiblity. Whatever it is, if it is pecking, try a spray called BluKote or a FlockBlock. We have both and while our hens are pecked up, it has not reduced, but it hasn't progressed either.
     
  8. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    The Black/Brown one is definitely an EE. The white one appears to be a Splash of some sort. The comb looks a little off but the shank color appears to be good. My guess is that you got them all from the same place and therefore they are all EE's.

    Here is a good rule of thumb: If you get your birds from a hatchery or feed store they are in all probability an EE. If you want a true Ameraucana then you need to go to a breeder.

    I breed true Wheaten/Blue Wheaten & hopefully soon Splash Wheaten Ameraucanas. They all lay blue eggs. I'm on the Breeders List at www.ameraucana.org

    There's nothing wrong with having EE's as long as you know what you are getting and what you have.

    God Bless,
     
  9. sara

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    Here is a good rule of thumb: If you get your birds from a hatchery or feed store they are in all probability an EE. If you want a true Ameraucana then you need to go to a breeder

    Good advice. You also have to watch out for "Ameraucana breeders" on the auctions sites. Some of them have EE'rs, and some have Ameraucanas that they bought from breeders but then put all the colors together just making more Easter Eggers.​
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The only one that looks to me like it could possibly be a "true" Ameraucana is the splash.

    When she starts laying eggs if they are not BLUE it's an EE.
     

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