Do any other chicks look just like Ameraucanas?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by my3jsons, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. my3jsons

    my3jsons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some pullet chicks at the feed store but of course they don't know what kind they are. They look just like my Ameraucana chicks I raised last year. Are there any look alike chicks out there? Just want to know what I might be getting.
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If by this you mean are any other breeds chipmunk striped as chicks, YES! Lots.
     
  3. CherryChick

    CherryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From my experience "Amerucanas" from a feed store are usually if not all Easter Eggers. I've been told if you want an Amerucana to purchase from a breeder. Then you know exactly what you are getting.
    I bought 6 "Amerucanas" from my local Feed store and they all turned out to be Easter Eggers.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If you are referring to the "fat cheeks" the ameraucanas has as a chick, the only other breed I can think of off the top of my head is the salmon faverolles; but the SF will also have feathered legs.
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    As far as blue eggs go, my feedstore orders from Ideal and all of them except the roo lay bright blue eggs, one lays a slightly greenish egg.

    When I crossed back to my Wheaten Am. (beardless fault but from a GA breeder) I got one boy and one girl (some of the eggs got crushed half way through by a fat hen...) They are much closer to Am then their mothers.

    (they are staying but are 'mutts' that have a greater than 75% chance to carry the blue egg gene)
     
  6. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I think salmon favorelles do look alot like EEs and Ameraucanas as chicks. Those are the only ones I can think of.....
     
  7. my3jsons

    my3jsons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not concerned about them being official Ameraucanas. The ones I have and love are probably just EEs. I just wanted to know if any other breeds look similar but are not EEs.
    The ones I saw look like this one.
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  8. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Looks like my EE named Amelia when she was that age...
     
  9. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine too...EE

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    13 weeks old....
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The body colors are highly variable so just look for puffy cheeks and green legs. Those features are not required to be an EE but they're typical and will exclude other breeds.
     

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