are we really armeicaunas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by debbyluvschickens, May 18, 2008.

  1. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought these 4 and 5 week old chicks. The lady advertised blue americaunas. Are they really americaunas? They dont have feathered feet and only a couple of them have muffs or whatever its called. Are the grey ones blue americaunas? And can you tell if any are roos? Sorry, I am full of questions, but if I cant find the answers here, they arent out there.

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  2. TreyClark281

    TreyClark281 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe....
    im not betting on it but i dont think so.
    they dont have the little tuffs on their cheeks but they might devlop them..
    idk im just guessing.
     
  3. figlette

    figlette Out Of The Brooder

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    Too new to chickens to speak to the whole Ameracauna v. Easter Egger classification, but having just gone through a is she or isn't she with one, I can pretend to know about sexing. [​IMG] A few have a lot of pink for pullets at that age. My roo was pink at that age and my pullet is a couple/few weeks older than yours and still doesn't have pink. Tall combs are also not the best sign.

    I am sure the gurus will be by in a few. They'll help you out.
     
  4. chickenshadow

    chickenshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics are blurry. Those are most likely EE's.
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    It is REALLY hard to tell.... I hope someone with more knowledge pops in to help.

    I have 3 Arucana's - and two are clean faced, one is rumpless.... Americana's are different and also might not have all the traits associated with the breed.

    They grey color is in fact blue.... I posted a video (I'll get the link - of my babies - you can see a blue Arucana in there)

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=55352


    Your babies are a little young to be 100% sure on gender - but some do have ROO written all over their combs
     
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  6. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a pretty bird. I love the tuffs
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In one word "no"
     
  8. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking they just came from colored eggs, and so the lady is calling them americaunas. I paid 2 dollars eack for them, did I get taken for a fool? (the fool I obviously was) Also, I am thinking most of tehm are roos. I really like the littel grey ones though, whatever they are. Do they look like a mix of americaunas? Is that what you call ee?
     
  9. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paying $2 for a 4-5 week old chick is a really good deal where I come from. I'm paying that for day olds.

    Cute babies!

    Barb
     
  10. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pretty EE's and should make very nice pets but no they are not true pure breed Ameraucana's (there is no i in the spelling). I think $2 is a fair price and there is a chance they will lay blue or green eggs but they can lay brown, tan whitish/pinkish color eggs as well. You will just have to wait until they start laying before you will know.
     

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