Easter egger or Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Scoot Dee, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Scoot Dee

    Scoot Dee Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if this pretty lady is an Easter egger or an Ameraucana? We got her and six other chicks from a family farm and home store in Michigan. We have 2 Ameraucanas, 2 Buff Orpington s, and 2 white Leghorns. We were told that we had ameraucana hens but would like to know for sure. I know the picture attached isn't that great so I will post another shortly. Thanks for any answers! 20170529_114543.jpg
     
  2. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter egger
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Can't really see any details because of the lighting. I don't even see any muffs. A shot out in natural lighting might help.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Could you get a better picture? I'm thinking Easter Egger.
     
  5. Scoot Dee

    Scoot Dee Out Of The Brooder

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    Most definitely will be posting a better picture today because of the quality of this one posted. I should mention that the store I purchased them from goes through townline hatchery.
     
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  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    From Townline hatchery:

    Product Description
    The Ameraucana chicken was developed in the United States and is one of three breeds that lay colored eggs. While they bear many similarities to the Araucana including pea combs and many variations of facial feathers, unlike the Araucana, the Ameraucana has a tail. These should not be confused with “Easter Egger” chicks as they are a pure bred chicken. However, our Ameraucana breeder flocks are not bred specifically by feather color and are not bred for show quality. All around, they are great egg producers and attention grabbers for your flock!
     
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  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    There is a lot of animosity from the Ameraucana breeders toward hatcheries and hatchery-bred birds for statements like the one pasted above so it's a lot easier to just call them EEs. They don't meet the Ameraucana breed standard.
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I see their description for Ameraucana as:

    Add some color to your flock with this interesting breed that lays an array of colored eggs! Egg colors can include blue, green, pink, or olive drab. The birds vary in color and size, some with whiskers and others with muffs of feathers covering the ears.

    Which means Easter Egger.
     
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  9. Scoot Dee

    Scoot Dee Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I emailed the hatchery because I would like to know if their birds are pure bred ameraucanas or Easter Eggers. Honestly it doesn't matter either way because I love my girls and we are not going to get rid of them just because they are not the breed we thought they were. It would just be nice to know so I know when the 2 I have start laying eggs because they will lay a blue egg or a close variation.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    If they say they have the chance of laying these different types of eggs they are EEs, as standard Ameraucanas do not. I personally like 'Easter Eggers' better because of how unique their coloring can be :).
     

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