Are these true Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LT, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased my chicks in the spring from a local farmer who was placing a large order from a hatchery (not sure which one). The hatchery offered "rare breeds" including Ameraucanas and Cuckoo Marans. I ordered three Ameraucanas because I wanted a range of color eggs from my chickens. After exploring this site, I am not sure if these are true Ameraucanas or if they are Easter Eggers. I would appreciate any opinions on this lovely girl. Her name is Beulah and she is 21 weeks old. She hasn't started laying yet, but my fingers are crossed she will be laying soon.
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They are easter eggers.
     
  3. EMaker

    EMaker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beulah is a GORGEOUS Easter Egger pullet. She's not an Ameraucana, but so what? Easter Eggers are wonderful! She'll probably lay blue, or blue/green ,or green eggs, and her plummage is stunning---far prettier than a standard color Ameraucana, in my opinion. What hatchery did she come from?
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm sorry, no hatchery currently offers true Ameraucanas, no matter what they call them, but your EEs are very pretty!
     
  5. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was beginning to think they were Easter Eggers. They are all gorgeous, and as long as I get some nice little colored eggs, I will be happy as can be.
     
  6. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I am beginning to wonder if my Cuckoo Marans are really Cuckoo Marans!?! I guess I will have to wait until they start laying and see the egg color.
     
  7. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! I think she is quite stunning too! I can't remember the name of the hatchery, but we live in NW Arkansas, and I am fairly certain the hatchery was in southern Missouri.
     
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  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they are cuckoo, and have pink legs, they are Cuckoo Marans. But I hate to tell you, their egg color will not be impressive - at least, not as impressive as you would hope for. My hatchery Marans laid an egg barely darker than a Australorp egg.
     
  9. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they are cuckoo, and have pink legs, they are Cuckoo Marans. But I hate to tell you, their egg color will not be impressive - at least, not as impressive as you would hope for. My hatchery Marans laid an egg barely darker than a Australorp egg.

    Interesting. One of them has yellow legs and the other one has grayish legs. What other breed would they be?
     
  10. LT

    LT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are two images of the "Cuckoo Marans."
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