EEs, aruacanas, and amauracanas???Confused!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 77horses, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    We have a black "EE" or "Amauracana" chick who is about 7+ weeks old. The person we got her from says that she's an amauracana, but aren't they the same as EEs? So, we decided that she was an EE.
    But, I just read that aruacanas have tufts on their heads. and EEs/am. have beards. Raven(our "EE" chick) has a little tuft on each side of her head, near her ears(like ear muffs) So, is she an EE, or an araucana??? Info:


    Name: Raven.

    Age/gender: about 7+ weeks old, female.

    Body type: long shaped body, pretty long neck, tail feathers that sticks up pretty straight.

    Head: Long beak(black), BIG and circle eyes(black/dark dark brown colored) Ear Tufts.*

    Legs: Blueish/grayish colored*. pretty long.

    Comb: Single. yellow colored.*

    Feathers: black with some gray fluff feathers around legs/vent area.



    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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  3. ksacres

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    Quote:This is a two-fold dead giveaway. Ameraucanas have pea combs and white skin-meaning their combs will always be a whitish pink color before they turn red.

    Congrats on your EE. I started with EE's many years ago and they are great birds. Those green eggs are what got me hooked!
     
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    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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  5. ksacres

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    Quote:It's very possible that she will. With regards to egg color, EE's are a VERY mixed lot. Basic breakdown:

    2 blue egg genes OR 1 blue + 1 white = blue eggs
    1 blue + 1 brown = green eggs
    No blue gene = no colored eggs

    It's actually MUCH more complicated than that, because technically, there are ONLY two colors of egg=white and blue (no there's no brown) everything else is controlled by modifyers, not actual genes.

    But, it's certainly very possible that you will get blue eggs. My first EE's-one layed a nice light green and one layed a deep blue. You just never know.
     
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    ohh I remember now! The lady said that if we mixed her with our RIR rooster(and raised the offspring) and the offspring layed eggs, the eggs would be blue! [​IMG] The RIR has the gene for blue eggs.
     
  7. ksacres

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    Quote:Um, unless your RIR is really an EE, he doesn't have that gene. RIR are exclusively brown egg layers.
    And the blue egg gene is dominant to the white egg gene-if they have it, you will see it in the eggs.
     
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  8. swimmerchick

    swimmerchick Out Of The Brooder

    Sounds like you have a Americana... Auracanas don't have tails or rumps. Also there cheek tufts are like big fluffy balls on the side of there cheeks.
     

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