Are these Americaunas?

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

  1. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up these chicks today. I was told they were Americaunas. Also, can theses be sexed or do I have to wait until they are older?

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  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do not look like Ameraucana's at all. Some ameraucana's won't have muffs and a beard, but these don't have any thing on their faces. And they all look the same ameraucana's come in a variety of colors and have beards at least.
    They do kinda have the face of an Ameraucana but just don't look like one.

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  3. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you pick them up from a feed store? They look like Easter Eggers to me.
     
  4. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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  5. jesskholland

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    These look exactly like my Araucanians
     
  6. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    yes. my local rockingham coop. if they are easter eggers, that's not bad. they were on my list too. i only got 4 so i hope they are all hens :)
     
  7. nowlifehappens

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    Are they blue eggs layers as well? im going to have to look them ip now. sSo these could be EE or Araucanas[​IMG]
     
  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Flock Master Premium Member

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    If they came from the feed store, they are Easter Eggers, not true Ameraucanas. The only place you can get true AM's are from breeders or occasionally a hatchery like My Pet Chicken.
    Most of the time they lay blue, green, or pink (variation of brown) but occasionally you will get a brown layer. I have 4 EE's and they all give me a different shade of various greens and blues. Good luck! [​IMG]
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  9. nowlifehappens

    nowlifehappens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for that explanation :)
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Most true Ameraucanas will not be chipmunk striped. Only silvers are, and they are pretty rare and no hatchery has them. Araucanas are probably even more rate.

    Most feed stores have Easter Eggers, which are mixed and might carry a blue egg laying gene. Only a couple hatcheries have Ameraucanas,
     
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