Dark Blue Ameraucana or Easter Egger Hen? *Pic*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    This is Julia ( used to be Jimmy before I found out "He" was a "She" [​IMG] ). I have always been puzzled, is she a Ameraucana or Easter Egger Hen? She lays light green eggs. Also what color would you call her, Dark Blue? Thanks ~
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    Julia next to J.T. the chicken she was raised with.
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  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Where did she come from? That will tell alot. If she came from a feed store (ie hatchery) she is an EE for sure. Light green egg likely means EE, though not necessarily. Some Ameraucana breeders struggle with egg color, though I don't think the blues have an issue with it...
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She's an EE. Pure Ameraucana's lay blue eggs and do not have feathered shanks. And yes, she's blue.
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    She came from my own flock, I rescued a batch of eggs a broody was setting on and she hatched in the bator along with J.T.
    Couldn't tell ya where she came from, didn't even have EE then?!?
     
  5. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Quote:Haa haa, didn't even see the feathers on her legs until you said that!
     
  6. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    She came from my own flock, I rescued a batch of eggs a broody was setting on and she hatched in the bator along with J.T.
    Couldn't tell ya where she came from, didn't even have EE then?!?

    So, what are her possible parents then?​
     
  7. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    She looks a lot like my blue Olive Egger pullet which hatched from a cuckoo marans egg covered by an Ameraucana Roo. Mine doesn't have feathering on her legs but some of her black sisters do. My girl is actually darker than she looks in this picture due to the bright sun light.
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  8. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

    She came from my own flock, I rescued a batch of eggs a broody was setting on and she hatched in the bator along with J.T.
    Couldn't tell ya where she came from, didn't even have EE then?!?

    EE's are not their own breed - they are the 'mutts' of the chicken world. To make an EE, you cross a bird with a blue laying gene (even if they only lay brown eggs!) with anything else (leghorn, wyandotte, etc). Some people cross their blue layers to dark brown layers to make olive layers, but those are still technically EE's.​
     
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  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Possible parents humm, BO, EE maybe [​IMG] , mixed bantams of all sorts!
     
  10. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BW Ameraucana x Barred Rock pullet that looks just like this.
     

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