EE's yes?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by konachicks, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are our raven feathered loves. First chicks! I believe they are EE's but when I got them from a local gal she said ameracauna. But I believe she is thinking of the EE's some people claim are Ameracaunas. They are black as you can see but have a gorgeous green sheen to their feathers in the sun. Super sweet and friendly! With grey legs. So are they EE's? Mahalo in advance
    Here is a pic of their legs
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    Here's another of them
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  2. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's another lol can u tell I love them?!
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  3. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    The deciding factor will be if they fit into the specific breed description in body type which I do not know/cannot judge. They do not look like what are typically labeled Easter Eggers but if they do not meet body type definition of Ameraucana they would be. They appear to have beards based on photos posted and pea combs. They also have the desired slate legs as well. They may be a black Ameraucana which is a recognized color - or they could be a mix including that breed.

    Regardless of what you call them, enjoy your blue egg layers(most likely).
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think that they are pure Ameraucanas, as they appear to have very small beards and I can't really see any muffs on the face. They might be Easter Eggers, or just poorly bred Ameraucanas.
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like Easter Eggers to me since I don' see much of a beard or muffs. Other than that, though, they do share other defining Ameraucana characteristics: slate legs, recognized color, pea comb, etc.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm not sure they're even Easter Eggers, to tell the truth, they simply look like mixed breed birds to me. Not Ameraucanas to be sure. If they lay blue or green eggs, then call them EE. If they lay brown, call them barnyard mix.
     
  7. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for all the input! I will let y'all know in the coming months when they start laying what color the eggs are. So far they are sweet, friendly birds and when we put them in the yard (supervised) they are great little foragers! I look forward to seeing how they look when they're older :)
     
  8. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a picture of their mama :)
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I'm stumped. The black one looks like a pure Ameraucana. But then that chick looks like an EE.
     
  10. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Right?? I'll ask for her to clarify. I'm thinking the EE chick is from a different hatch, maybe another bird?
     

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