Breed? Just plain EE? And what color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sigmachigirl, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of our then 5 month pullet Gracie. She just started squatting for me yesterday, so I know she's a she! Anyway, any thoughts on the breed and what color is she considered? I was told she was an Ameraucana, but I am guessing considering how hard it is to actually know that, that she's better defined as an Easter Egger?

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's a very unique colored Easter egger hen--she's beautiful!
     
  3. mixmaster

    mixmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a pretty common color of ameraucana. Not sure of the proper name but I would say blue silver duckwing
     
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  4. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I adore her. When I clean the coop daily, she comes in and watches me and talks up a storm. She's such a good girl. A spaz sometimes, but that just makes her more fun. We love her colors. Lovely blue, clay and rust colors!
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have an ee hen that has the blue-ish tail end like your girl, but the base color is a little different. She's the only remotely blue bird I have in my flock, so I'm pretty sure she's the momma of this beautiful girl.
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    I was planning on culling the momma, but if she's going to give me chicks like this, she may earn a reprive!

    One of the reasons I love Easter eggers--not only do you get colorful eggs, you get colorful birds.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, she's an Easter Eggers. Most hatcheries/stores/people mislabel Easter Eggers as Amerauanas--its very confusing! Pretty bird! I've never seen and Easter Egger colored like her.
     
  7. mixmaster

    mixmaster Out Of The Brooder

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    If you would like more birds like her try Meyers or Mt. Healthy hatcheries in Ohio.
     
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  8. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I got her from a local small breeder. :). I'll have to see if I can get any updated pictures. Or just better pics. AND She just laid her first egg for me this morning! (Happy dance!!) Gorgeous sea glass colored egg. :)

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  9. sigmachigirl

    sigmachigirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to go look that up!! Thank you for your insight!
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Hmm. Actually, I got a bunch of EEs from Meyer this year, and none had any blue at all. All the ones I got from Murray McMurray had a lot of blue and red in them, however.
     

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