Day old chicks-can't tell my blue ameraucana and lavendar orpingtons apart

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lutherpug, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any guesses who is who? Also, any guesses as to whether the ameraucana is splash or blue? These are hatcery chicks (Meyer) but the ameraucana is true-not EE.

    The other two (EE and SLW) are easy enough [​IMG]

    Any clues I should look for? Thanks!


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  2. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    ameracauna should have a beard, and orpington should not
     
  3. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah......

    I *think* I may have narrowed it down but it isn't super pronounced like it is on my EE chick. But if I'm right that makes the very grey one the Orpington and the lighter one the Ameraucana. I'll have to have my husband help me when he gets home-its hard to catch, hold, and evaluate them by myself :)
     
  4. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 99% sure my gut is right-the darker one is the orpington and the lighter one is the blue americana. Now, I'm wondering if she is a splash as she is so light? That would be my dream scenario as I think they're really pretty but I'm excited to have her either way-blue eggs!!!!
     
  5. DwayneNLiz

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    Lol try to get a couple face shots
    I am not the best but can try (and call in reinforcements too)
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    And Ameraucanas have pea combs while Orpingtons have single combs.

    But going by down color, the one one on the left is your lavender Orp. Unless you had substitutions.
     
  7. lutherpug

    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, here are some face shots. Thanks for all of the help!

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  8. DwayneNLiz

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    In the pic of them side by side I think the one on the right is the am and the left the is the orp BUT look closer at combs as @keesmom suggested
     
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  9. puffypoo22

    puffypoo22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty sure the lighter one is the ameraucana.(It is likely splash color)
    They are so cute!
     
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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Ameraucana have pea combs, they look like a ridge of little bumps. Orpingtons have single combs, they look like a row of tiny spikes. You should be able to see the difference if you look closely.
     

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