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Comments on quality?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by southernhusky, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I'm not sure on the rooster, but those hens aren't Wheaton as I know it. Honestly, they look like Easter eggers. Here's an old ad I found with some good colored wheaton birds. the brown/tan would be the same for wheaton, blue wheaton or splash wheaton. the black is the only color that would change to blue or splash.



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/466067/ameraucana-lf-wheaton-blue-wheaton-eggs-npip


    edited--those hens are EE, not Ameraucana. They have willow green legs, not the correct slate. I had a hen looked pretty much like them from MMM hatchery

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    She was a perfectly good hen, and I loved hatching her babies with the blue gene she threw, but not an Ameraucana, sorry.
     
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  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    If you want Easter Eggers, they're fine... but they aren't true Ameraucanas... wrong coloring, that isn't a Splash Wheaten roo, and there is green legs in that mix... I've seen chicks and juvies that others have hatched from those... EE only, sorry...
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Agree with everyone else. Rooster looks like either weird colored EE or maybe a poor quality Splash Wheaten Ameraucana, and the hens are all EE. They'd be appropriate backyard layers but they are not True Ameraucana.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're Easter Eggers.
     
  6. southernhusky

    southernhusky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the comments. I'll keep looking, he's certainly getting more than the average EE price from what I've seen.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
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