Are these black Ameraucana chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MorganLynne, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. MorganLynne

    MorganLynne In the Brooder

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    I got these chicks for free after an AG class at the school hatched chicks and need to get rid of them. Unfortunately the person who gave them to me knew nothing about them besides that they were “Easter Eggers”. To me, they look like black Ameraucanas but I figured I’d get a second opinion. Any thoughts?
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    No they are not Ameraucanas, leg color is wrong.
     
  3. m1chelle1

    m1chelle1 Songster

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    Im thinking Black Australorps. Fantastic breed.

    good luck!:jumpy:jumpy:jumpy
     
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  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    They are probably what they told they were, Easter Eggers. Definitely not Ameraucanas, wrong leg color. They do have muffed cheeks, correct?
     
  5. MorganLynne

    MorganLynne In the Brooder

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    Their legs are mostly yellow with blackish-green spots on them, some of the toes are all black. I didn’t think they were full Ameraucanas, but I wasn’t quite sure. I really can’t even tell if they have muffs or not, but I’m leaning towards no.
    Black Australorp sounds more like it!
     
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  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Their coloring (in the light) does remind me of Australorp. There is a good chance they are just mixes though.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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  8. PNW_Peepers

    PNW_Peepers Crowing

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    These guys look like black australorps to me. Over time they should loose those white feathers, and be all black. Congrats on the cuties.
     
  9. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Since the person who donated the eggs didn't want the chicks, it is highly likely that they are all mixed breed chicks.

    It will be fun to watch them grow and see how they turn out.
     
  10. MorganLynne

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    I figured. I didn’t really think they’d pay extra for true Ameraucana eggs to hatch. Thanks for all the help everyone.
     

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