Chick- purchased Araucana/Americauna, looks more like a Buttercup?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mmmaddie13, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    Fort Collins, CO
    What do you think? She was in the "Araucana/Americauna" bin at the feed store, but she's not quite as fluffy - and doesn't have a beard, and she's got those speckles by her eyes.
    I was thinking either Brown Leghorn or Buttercup. The chicks are ordered from McMurray, and the feed store employees aren't very skilled at telling chicks apart, even when it's blatantly obvious - They gave me two Light Brahma's when I asked for New Hampshire Red, not sure how they got that mixed up LOL!

    Last edited: Mar 6, 2011
  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Mecca, CA
    My Coop
    Quote:What kind of comb does it have?
    If it is a pea comb it might just be a beardless EE, Easter Egger.
    This chicks that come from hatcheries are not either Ameraucanas or Araucanas, but they are EE As they don't have recognized colors and they do not breed true to their colors, but they are lovely birds still.
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    The legs look green to me. I'd say EE.
  4. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2010
    Holts Summit, MO
    We have buttercups at our TSC right now and that looks just like it and yes even those have a green hue to their legs.
  5. cochinfan

    cochinfan Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 5, 2009
    I bought chicks out of the Americana/easter egger pullet bin last year and ended up with three buttercups (2 hens and a rooster) and a Wellsummer hen. They all had greenish legs. I thought they were beardless easter eggers for the longest time until I looked up what breeds have the double combs. I don't know how I discovered I had a Wellsummer, maybe because she kept laying dark speckled eggs. I still don't have any easter eggers but hope to get some this year. Would like more Wellsummers as well.
  6. Mmmaddie13

    Mmmaddie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2011
    Fort Collins, CO
    Thanks everyone! I guess we'll find out for sure what she is when she's all grown up. [​IMG]
  7. roysnider

    roysnider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
    Mena, AR
    Here is a picture of 3 Sicilian buttercups bantams does your chick look like them?
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  8. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    well, she certainly looks a lot like the "Americana" --- really Easter Egger -- chick I got, the one least like a chipmunk ... and mine appears to be beardless and less fluffy/puffy than the other six .. but mine are only a week old, far too soon to see what they will look like

    or even if they are truly all pullets ....

    gotta love the hatchery chicks -- right now they are as active as the wild birds outside .. they sound like them too
  9. RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather

    RainbowBirds_of_a_Feather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    Aloha &[​IMG] from the Island of Maui!

    I believe that your chick is an EE but beardless. I had a chick like that in color and I think chickie is very cute. Sometimes Hatcheries send the wrong types. But I say a surpries non the less. :)
  10. galadtomeetya

    galadtomeetya Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2011
    One of my EE hens looked just like yours when she was a chick. She's muff-less and has a single comb. She lays really light tan/ pinkish eggs. EE's really can look a multitude of ways, it just depends on what they were crossed with! Good luck with your chickie-- she's a real cutie!! [​IMG]

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