Breed and gender guesses?

SurferchickinSB

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I am wondering if anybody has any guesses on the gender and breeds that my two Easter Eggers might be? I am pretty sure that they are half Americauna, but not sure what they are mixed with?
 

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SurferchickinSB

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They likely have some Ameraucana in them but from what I'm seeing there's not a very good chance that they're 50% pure Ameraucana. I'd say they're hatchery quality EE mutts. Not going to really be able to tell breeds from these.
Yes, thank you. I think they are half Ameraucana but I was trying to figure out what the other half is by the way that they are colored and marked. I was thinking the gray one maybe is part lavender Orpington and the black one maybe is part Barnevelder.
 

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if they're hatchery bred EE, then they're EE bred to EE, for generations. Occasionally they'll throw an Ameraucana into the flock to refresh the blue egg gene, but most of these EE will be straight EE for several generations.
 

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if they're hatchery bred EE, then they're EE bred to EE, for generations. Occasionally they'll throw an Ameraucana into the flock to refresh the blue egg gene, but most of these EE will be straight EE for several generations.
Thanks for the info! They were sold as pure an Ameraucana, but I know they are not because they were only seven dollars each. I knew they were half breeds, just trying to figure out what the other half is. I just picked them because they were real interesting looking. I am hoping to get colored eggs out of them though. They sure are different from my other chickens, just so skittish and fast! They also can fly, so that worries me a bit.
 

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