EE or Americauna???

Chicklette 1

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Jul 8, 2010
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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??
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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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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.
 

SunnyDawn

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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)!
 

Inkheart

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Aug 15, 2010
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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
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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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.
 

SunnyDawn

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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
 

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