Diffences Between EEs, Ameraucanas, and Araucanas

FowlStuff

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I recently acquired what the well respected NPIP breeder told me was a purebred Buff Ameracauna pullet. She’s about 12 weeks old. It was only after reading up on Ameracaunas on BYC that I learned that she should have dark slate legs. Instead she has what I would describe as pale blue legs - almost like the color someone’s skin turns when they’re cold. Her legs definitely aren’t white or yellow in any way - just this pale blue color. Is this an acceptable Ameracauna leg color?
Slate to dark slate shanks on a buff Ameraucana would be ideal, but some lines still produce shanks with just a hint of bluish slate. Depending on their other characteristics they may be used as breeders and as long as they aren't disqualified, when exhibited, by a "qualified" licensed judge they should be considered "Ameraucanas".
Check out Ameraucana.org or Ameraucana.club for more information.
 

Ke11yMack

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Local store who buys from breeders. I called and got the “we don’t sell Easter egger” routine but who knows? The black one has super dark legs (mostly black)
 

aart

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Local store who buys from breeders. I called and got the “we don’t sell Easter egger” routine but who knows? The black one has super dark legs (mostly black)
Exactly!
Can you ask him what breeders he buys from?
They may well be Ameraucanas....or a mix.
It's hard to know for sure unless you know the 'breeder'... and the breeder is honest.
Would you care the share how much you paid for them?
 
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