EE or Ameraucana?

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

  1. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    Hi,
    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.
     
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  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    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 Hatchaolic

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    yeah, just what i thought- [​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    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

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    agree with donrae
     

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