do amaracaunas ever have feather feet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dorothy1324, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    just wondering my 8 weekold chicks were ordered from mm as amaracunas but now at 8 weeks old when i was catching one last night it had a little fether sticking out between the scales on her leg i thought it was just stuck on her so i pulled on it and nope it was really growing there. is it possible that she is something different the silkies that were ordered the same time by someone different had feathers on the legs from the start.
  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Not supposed to, but with that breed....... it is kinda a mystery bird. You never know what what they will look like from the hatchery.
  3. ella

    ella Songster

    Once again the confusion between Ameraucana, Araucana and Easter Egger rears it's head [​IMG].

    Easter Eggers are the mystery breed, that's what you have I'm sure. You can't find real Ameraucana's or Araucana's in most hatcheries, MM does not carry them. And they will never have feathered legs.

    You can find out about the differences here: [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2007
  4. snugglepup

    snugglepup Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    I have occasionally had the odd chick hatch with a few feathers on its legs in both my EEs and real Ameraucanas. Just an odd mutation I guess. By the time the chicks grow up, you can barely tell.
  5. ausash

    ausash In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    You know something funny is I have a chick that was born around May 18th that came from MM and was suppose to be an ameracauna (so said the feed store) and that chick developed feathers that are identical to a silkie feathering (all fluffy and so) and has some small feathers on its legs but is big like an ameracauna. So just to show you never know what you are going to really get. She is really beautiful though so I can't really complain, looks just like a big overgrown fluff ball and we named her Frazzle because it looks like she was having a bad day and was really 'frazzled'.
  6. Dorothy1324

    Dorothy1324 Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    thankyou for all the replys i do think she is very cute and dont really care about the true ameracauna and aracuna thing the cutist thing is they have started to get the tufts or muffs i forget which and they look like chipmunks i laugh whenever they come running over to me.
  7. Julie R

    Julie R In the Brooder

    May 23, 2007
    I have 5 amereucacn's that are almost a month old and they came from Privett Hatchery - and none of them have feathers on the legs or feet, i am just hoping they are all hens - I ended up with a very beautiful white rooster that was soppsed to a very beautiful white hen LOL
    The amereucan's do have a greenish color to thier legs and feet, but no feathers.

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