Are these black Ameraucana chicks?

MorganLynne

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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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Chicken Girl1

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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?
 

MorganLynne

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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?

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!
 

Chicken Girl1

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

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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.
 

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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