EE or Americauna or what?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by outlawfarmer, May 12, 2010.

  1. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got her a few days old and was told she is a she and she is a EE, but she is smaller and different looking that other EE I got from another person
     
  2. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Def an EE. Looks just like all 6 of mine![​IMG]
     
  3. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE...very pretty baby!!!
     
  4. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    I have an EE that is very close to the color pattern of your bird in the pic. Mine has the really small comb/wattles, the wheat colored hackle feathers and blue/gray tail feathers, the greenish/gray legs. Does your hen have the "muffs" near her earlobes? I can't tell from the angle. I would say she IS an EE, but I am certainly no authority!! Maybe our learned members are able to discern the breed/type.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    yeah, many EEs look different cuz there is no stardard [​IMG]
     
  6. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 4 week old EE will probably grow up to look like your bird. It was a 'chipmunk' when my husband brought it home from the feedstore; was a day old from hatchery.
     
  7. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The thing that I have found, is that if you are asking if it is an Americauna, it's not.
     
  8. outlawfarmer

    outlawfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone BUT if she is a EE... and yes she has chipmunk cheeks.....
    Why is this one so different looking.. ?
    Is this a Americauna??

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    Last edited: May 12, 2010
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    no she is not an ameraucana. They look different because it depends on which hatchery she came from. Many outcross to higher production breeds to increase egg laying.
     
  10. lovinlife

    lovinlife Chillin' With My Peeps

    An EE is a cross between two different breeds, one of which carries the blue egg gene. All of my EEs look different, some of them slightly different, some of them very different.

    These two are both EEs. They're 7 weeks old also.
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    And my avatar is another EE hen of mine. Different still.
     

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