EE or Americauna???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chicklette 1, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been reading as many threads as I can but still cannot determine if I have an EE or Americauna. Anybody out there that can tell me??[​IMG] She has not started laying yet so she is still young. Very flighty but I am working on taming her. Is she grey or blue?
     
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  2. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    That's a cute little EE you have there! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK.......thanks. I love her whatever she is but was just curious.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Easter Egger. She's got the proper silver duckwing genes in her, but she also has some blue in her as well.

    Often as a general note, if someone is wondering if their bird is an Ameraucana or Easter Egger - It's an Easter Egger.
     
  5. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

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    Quote:Yes, because purebred Ams are rare and EEs are so common. To complicate matters many folks, who don't know any better, call their EEs Ameraucanas. I have both and love them both. My EEs have the sweetest natures (although they are not laying now and I miss the green eggs)!
     
  6. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes, because purebred Ams are rare and EEs are so common. To complicate matters many folks, who don't know any better, call their EEs Ameraucanas. I have both and love them both. My EEs have the sweetest natures (although they are not laying now and I miss the green eggs)!

    Just out of curiosity what shows to you so quickly that she is EE? Trying to learn this myself!
    Thanks
     
  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Easter Eggers are very common, usually someone wondering which they have means its an Easter Egger, and this particular hen is not a recognized Ameraucana color. She's close, and she's got what appears to be slate legs, but her color isn't quite right.

    This is the closest, a Silver Duckwing.

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    But she has blue in her, which is muting the duckwing and also just plain showing blue come in. I've been noticing this as a trend with Easter Eggers from hatcheries - In the last two years they've suddenly been spitting out a lot of EE's with blue in them.
     
  8. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would also like to know how you can tell quickly. Her legs are an olive green.
     
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  9. SunnyDawn

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    Quote:Yes the olive green legs were a dead give-away. A true Ameraucana has slate colored legs and EEs often have greenish colored legs. The only approved varieties of true Ameraucanas are black, blue, buff, white, silver, brown-red, wheaten, blue wheaten. Although your EE has some of the silver characteristics it is missing many and with ameraucanas (as with all pure breds) it's all or nothing. Here is a great post that covers the topic in detail...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=128806
     
  10. Chicklette 1

    Chicklette 1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again for your help.......
     

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