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EE or Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RodNTN, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. RodNTN

    RodNTN Queen of The Coop Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    I just bought some baby chicks from co-op a few days ago. I picked out 2 'ameraucanas', and a few other breeds. I am starting to think that the 'ameraucanas' are EE's. One of them resembles an amercauna- beard, muffs, pea comb, etc. But its growing feathers resembles one of my EE hens. The other ameraucana has a single comb, no beard, no muffs. It looks a little like a former speckled sussex chick i had. I am thinking they are both easter eggers mistaken for ameraucanas? I am really disappointed since i have really been wanting ameraucanas.
    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2016
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Jul 29, 2013
    Southern Illinois
    I'd say they are both more than likely EEs, assuming the co-op gets their chicks from a hatchery. Most commercial hatcheries incorrectly label EEs Ameraucanas when they are, in fact, not true Ameraucanas.
  3. RodNTN

    RodNTN Queen of The Coop Premium Member

    May 22, 2013
    The USA
    My Coop
    yeah, just what i thought- [​IMG]
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    They're Easter eggers.

    Most folks get upset about being "duped", but honestly they don't even know what an Ameraucana actually is. All they want is a nice backyard bird that lays colored eggs. That's exactly what Easter eggers are.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    agree with donrae

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