Easter Egger or Ameracuana

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jessicam95, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. jessicam95

    jessicam95 New Egg

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    When I got here she was in the Ameraucana bin. She has the puffy cheeks and everything! My other Ameraucanas lay bluish green eggs and she started laying beautiful brown eggs! I looked online and it said Ameraucana don't lay brown eggs but eater eggers do. What is the difference? Does this make her a mix breed?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Ameraucanas are true breeding birds of specific colors. Easter Eggers are crossbreds which may or may not carry the 'blue egg' gene. Your hen is an EE as are almost all of the chicks sold by suppliers as Ameraucanas. I would guess that your other hens are also EE. She is a beauty.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She's an Easter Egger. Many hatcheries and feed stores sell Easter Eggers as Ameraucanas. Really, only breeders sell purebred Ameraucanas, though I believe that MyPetChicken also sells pure ones.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Yes - MPC and Meyer Hatchery offer purebred Ameraucana in limited colors.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Agreed on Easter Egger, but a very pretty one. Meyer Hatchery sells pure Blue Ameraucanas in addition to their EEs (a lot more expensive to buy though).
     
  7. BantamLover21

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    She's a pretty hen!
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2014
  8. Mountain Peeps

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