blue ameracauna?????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kennedyscochins, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First, let me say I only raise cochins, so i have no experience with the other breeds. I decided one day to buy 2 dozen eggs from gabbard farms off ebay. Of the 24, only 10 developed. Of those 10, 2 have fully hatched. Both of the ones that have hatched were labeled blue ameracauna. I assume they are EE's because it's so hard to find true aracauna's. My question is this:

    The first one that hatched is definitely blue with slate?? colored legs. The second one is completely yellow with pink/orange legs and looks nothing like an EE but it did come from a light blue/green egg. Could this still be an EE? I will take pics but the yellow one is still in the incubator drying, so it may be a while before I get pics up.
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Well, Gabbard Farms sells both Blue Ameraucana eggs and Easter Egger eggs. Maybe the one that hatched the yellow chick was mislabled.
     
  3. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:they only have hatchery stock so if you buy from then they will be EE
     
  4. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do EE's have pink legs though? Or, are you saying it is not an EE or an ameraucana? It did come from a blue/green egg.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It could also be a splash chick. (ETA: usually splash chicks have slate legs, the toes could be pink, but the leg should be slate.)

    I haven't heard good things about the quality of birds produced from there. There was another thread about it, but I imagine it got removed because of the negativity.
     
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  6. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pips&peeps :

    It could also be a splash chick.

    I haven't heard good things about the quality of birds produced from there. There was another thread about it, but I imagine it got removed because of the negativity.

    Yeah, I saw that thread and as I was reading it, I got sick to my stomach thinking that I had bought eggs from there. I have only raised cochins, but since my husband built me a second coop, I thought I would go for different breeds in that coop just for variety. So, I ordered the assortment from them. I should have checked here first for reviews! Anyway, I'll go take pictures so you all can help me figure out what this chick actually is!​
     
  7. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can, since EE's are mutts that have a possibility of laying blue/green eggs.

    Quote:Do EE's have pink legs though? Or, are you saying it is not an EE or an ameraucana? It did come from a blue/green egg.
     
  8. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pics:

    This is the one that looks like what i think of as an EE:
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    This is the one in question:
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  9. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    they are all EE not pure Americana there was a thread about gabbard farms saying that all her stock is from hatcheries
    they should be very pretty though! [​IMG]
    punky
     

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