Are these Americaunas chicks or Easter Eggers?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by animalwild, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these chicks from Runnings and was told they were Americaunas but most places I've read say they are Easter Eggers and not true Americaunas.[​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    Most likely if bought from a hatchery wouldn't be an ameracauna, would be an EE, but maybe someone else has a better reply :)
     
  3. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you I don't care what breed they are I'm just wondering bc I show them for 4-h so I want to have the right breed written down.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger.

    I'm not sure if they're a show-able breed for 4-H. I think you can do them in showmanship, but you'll have to check with your leader if EE are permitted. They're not a proper breed and don't have a Standard to measure up to, so they may not be.
     
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  5. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read that there is ONE 'official color' of Ameraucana has those markings as a chick... it is the one that sort of looks like 'wild-type' but has a lot of gray on it. The color is called 'silver'. If they look like baby turkeys at around 2 to 3 weeks, then they're EE chickens. Here is a picture of my EE chicks to show you what I mean.
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  6. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is more of what their backs look like
     
  7. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it is an EE because usually ameraucanas don't look like that as chicks, i don't think...
    don't judge, i may be wrong. I have owned several ee but no true ameraucanas ;)
     
  8. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks any information is helpful would they lay green or blue eggs either way
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Silver Ameraucana are very hard to find. You don't see them much at shows or see breeders offer them. You're not going to find one from a hatchery, sorry. there are silver/grey colored EE.
     
  10. Chicken5555

    Chicken5555 Chillin' With My Peeps

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