Can anyone tell me what breed these girls are please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CoolClucker, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. CoolClucker

    CoolClucker Chirping

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    My girls are 5 weeks old now, and they don't look like any of the breeds I ordered from the hatchery. They are mystery chicks it seems. Anyways, any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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  2. gilmoujr

    gilmoujr In the Brooder

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    Easter Eggers as far as I can tell.
     
  3. CoolClucker

    CoolClucker Chirping

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    You know what's funny? The hatchery I ordered them from doesn't sell Easter Eggers! So where the heck did these two come from? [​IMG]
     
  4. Cplatt00

    Cplatt00 In the Brooder

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    Yes they look a lot like Easter eggers.
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Songster

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    Do they have "Ameraucanas" , "Araucana", "Americanas" , or any other spelling variation? Then those are Easter Eggers. Most hatcheries sell mutt versions of the pure breed, and those are all called EEs.

    That silver colored chick with the green legs is an EE.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Crowing

    Took the words right out of my mouth! [​IMG]
     
  7. CoolClucker

    CoolClucker Chirping

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    They do have Araucana. Here's a pic of the two Araucanas I have.
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    (sorry about the poo! [​IMG])
    So not all Araucans have the puffy cheeks? These two I know for sure are Araucana, they look so different from the ones in question. Wow!
     
  8. RockerHen

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    Those are not araucana, those are easter eggers ;) like others have said, most hatcheries sell easter eggers under the name ameraucana or araucana. A true araucana would be rumpless and have distinctive tufts of feathers near its ears, not "puffy cheeks" or a beard. Those birds you have will still lay you colored eggs, and be beautiful parts of your flock, but are not actually a standardized breed, rather mutts with ameraucana or araucana in their ancestry somewhere.
     
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  9. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Songster

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    Some EEs have beards and some are clean faced. They also have various leg and feather colors. They're so diverse because of the fact that the hatcheries don't breed to any sort of standard and they have mixed good laying breeds like the Leghorn in there to get them to lay better.
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    X2, they are easter eggers

    here a pic of true araucana, too bad I dont have pics of mine I had to get this one from feathersite
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