Easter Eggers or Ameraucana???

raisechickens

In the Brooder
Oct 7, 2015
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I recently purchased these and I know there can be great confusion between Easter Eggers and Ameraucanas. Below are the pics of 3 of the hens and the roster.

I lean toward Ameraucana since the legs are not green or yellow. They are dark colored, like a dark grey. They have muffs and beards, no waddles. They have been molting and today one finally layed a nice blue egg.

I am not only curious as to what they are, I am also interested to know how you can tell these are EE's or Ameraucana. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Hen 1:
400


Hen 2:
400

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Hen 3:
400

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Rooster:
400
 

raisechickens

In the Brooder
Oct 7, 2015
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Thanks for the info so far. In looking at the pics I posted hen 3 doesn't look as blue as she does in person. I am not an expert on standard colors. I should do some searches to see examples of all standard Ameraucana colors.
 

raisechickens

In the Brooder
Oct 7, 2015
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Thanks for the link, it is very helpful. After reviewing the pics on the link it seems difficult to tell the difference between a blue wheaten hen and a wheaten hen. Is the only difference the color in the neck/head area?
 

junebuggena

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Apr 17, 2015
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Thanks for the link, it is very helpful. After reviewing the pics on the link it seems difficult to tell the difference between a blue wheaten hen and a wheaten hen. Is the only difference the color in the neck/head area?
It's usually only in the tail feathers, actually, that you can see the difference. They are essentially the same color, but Blue Wheatens have a single copy of a dilute gene for black, turning all black feathering into blue or dark grey.
 

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