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Breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marilyngurl22, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. marilyngurl22

    marilyngurl22 In the Brooder

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    These two were purchased as Ameraucanas. I've since learned that breed isn't always what they are claimed to be if not purchased from a breeder. They are same age and purchased at same place and time but look so different. Ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. marilyngurl22

    marilyngurl22 In the Brooder

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    they aren't the best pictures. Sorry!
     
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  3. marilyngurl22

    marilyngurl22 In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]
     
  4. marilyngurl22

    marilyngurl22 In the Brooder

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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    They are just different colors. For example:
    a White Rock and a Barred Rock the same breed just different feathering.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Your birds are Easter Eggers, which is a cross that lays a colored egg. They are not pure Ameraucanas, since they do not fit a recognized color variety.
     
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  7. marilyngurl22

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    Thanks! Do they have similar temperaments to Ameraucanas?
     
  8. BonRae67

    BonRae67 Songster

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    I have been around both and I have found EEs to be a little more friendly.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Yes, Easter Eggers are usually friendly with people and most other birds, though they can be a little timid.
     
  10. marilyngurl22

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    Ok great! Two of my three are pretty social but I call one my "freak". Does not like human touch AT ALL. Shes the only one that matches the general temperament descriptions I've seen about Ameraucanas.
     

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