EE or not?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anirtj, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Anirtj

    Anirtj Out Of The Brooder

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    Any opinions on what my our rooster is. The grey/white areas by his neck & side are actually a lemon color. He was sold to us as an Americauna and a "she". Then I read about most Americaunas are EEs unless they breed true so I figured he's an EE. Thus he got the name Easter. But now I'm wondering if he's even an EE. No muff, wrong comb type...
     
  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is an EE. "Americauna" is simply a misspelling of the real breed Ameraucana, typically used by people who are either deliberately attempting to sell you mixed breed chickens as purebreds or they are ignorant and haven't done their research.

    From the second pic, it looks like he does have a large pea comb and a beard, though it's been picked. I see some tufts coming from his chin :) Also has slate legs.

    Very pretty boy!
     
  3. Anirtj

    Anirtj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. He is very pretty and was good with the chicks. Thank you for your imput. I wasn't sure and I couldn't use the color of eggs he layed as evidence. ; )
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I am seeing slate legs..are you sure he isn't pure Ameraucna? Very handsome! If there is no green tint to the legs or feet, you may have a pure Am. there.
     
  5. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    The Ameraucana crowd is very particular that it must meet every part of the breed description. Missing any trait and you are immediately into the EE territory.

    Anyhow, he is a handsome rooster - and if I am not mistaken does he have the diluent blue gene? His feathers look like they are blue instead of black. He could have a fair bit of Blue Wheaten Ameraucana in him.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He is flat out gorgeous! Are those his chicks from that hen? I'd be very interested to see how they turned out, I'll bet you get some interesting colors.
     
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    He has to have more than slate legs to be an ameraucana. His color dosent even match any of the accepted varities
    X2
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Here is a good site for the Ameraucana breed. Your's looks close to the one on the bottom, but not knowing for sure how he was bred, you may never know for sure. He sure is a handsome boy either way. I hope he is a sweet rooster as well. [​IMG]http://bib.ge/chicken/open.php?id=339
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Not trying to be rude just wanted to point out that the first chicken first "ameraucana" pictured isnt an ameraucana. another website that might be helpfel is the ameraucana breeders website www.ameraucana.org . If you look at the picture you will see that now the pictures match up with the photos on the ABC website.
     
  10. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
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    x2 on that.

    There is some dissonance on when exactly a chicken should be labled EE - some say just being a mixed color or unaccepted color should label them EE, I however disagree - if it's parents are both pure Ameraucana, the bird is Ameraucana of mixed color.

    However this bird isn't anywhere near pure - definitely mixed breed or EE/quechua blood far down the line - the conformation is off and there is a distinct lack of muffs, on top of the color problem.

    And yes, he's definitely got blue dilution going on. He kind of looks like a blue salmon. Or maybe a blue duckwing with red shoulders.
     

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