EE or ameraucana????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought it as an Ameraucana is why I'm asking
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an Easter Egger to me.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Easter Egger, did you buy it from a hatchery?

    Ameraucana have a set standard of accepted colors plus having beards and muffs. Your bird appears to be clean faced and wild colored.
     
  4. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I bought it from a guy who got it from the hatchery yes. I think it was from Ideal, not sure though. I paid 15 for her, is that good?
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yeah, hatchery "ameraucana" are really easter eggers since they are not bred to the establish standards. They are still nice birds, pretty when grown, and are good layers. $15 isn't bad for a pullet. Not sure what they normally go for in your area. Around where I live they usually sell for $12 or so a piece.

    Likely the guy you got her from didn't know any better. Hopefully she lays pretty blue/green eggs for you when she starts laying. [​IMG]
     
  6. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    In this general area (TN, GA, KY, NC), $10-$15 is pretty common for pullets of various types.

    I didn't look at your pics yet, but IMHO EEs tend to be attractive birds. As long as you like her, just relax and enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  7. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shes' my favorite of my three [​IMG]
     
  8. bearcat73

    bearcat73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two EEs (Eagle and Birdie) and they are definitely my favorites! Such beautiful, docile birds.
     
  9. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Love the EE. Love it!!!
     

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