Girl or boy Ameraucana (light colored one)? Also, what kind of Ameraucana is it, is it Wheaten?

spartanchick

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I figured the dark one is probably a rooster because of the color and looks like starting to grow long tailfeathers. I have a Wheaten Ameraucana pullet but she is much lighter colored compared to this one

 
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spartanchick

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Camano Island, Washington
Ahhhh, that's why I can't figure out what kind it is. I had looked at that website link before and couldn't match them to it. The pullet I do have looks just like the Blue Wheaten in the website. Well rats, the breeder I got them from said they were Wheaten Ameraucana. That's the last time I buy from them. So you think the lighter of the two is a cockerel?
 
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WalkingOnSunshine

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Ahhhh, that's why I can't figure out what kind it is. I had looked at that website link before and couldn't match them to it. The pullet I do have looks just like the Blue Wheaten in the website. Well rats, the breeder I got them from said they were Wheaten Ameraucana. That's the last time I buy from them. So you think the lighter of the two is a cockerel?
I do think so, based on the patchy coloring especially in the breast, the red on the shoulders, the suspicion of wattles, and the pink comb. That being said, if they are around 18 weeks old, the lighter one may be a pullet. I'm not as sure as I often am on that one.

I would call that "breeder" and get your money back. A wheaten Ameraucana looks like this: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/lfwheatenm.jpg -- not even close to that boy you have there. And even if the other one is a pullet, it doesn't look wheaten since it has patches of black and red on the breast. Look again at the ABS photo: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/lfwheatenf.jpg

You aren't the first person to be scammed and sold EEs instead of Ameraucana, but since that "breeder" went so far as to tell you they were Wheaten, I'd try to get my money back--and I'd make them take those birds back, too.
 
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Angelicisi

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They do look mixed but maybe you have a wheatan roo & a wheatan splash roo. The chest feathers on the lighter one makes me think roo..what color are the bottoms of their feet? Yellow or white?
 
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spartanchick

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May 12, 2013
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I do think so, based on the patchy coloring especially in the breast, the red on the shoulders, the suspicion of wattles, and the pink comb. That being said, if they are around 18 weeks old, the lighter one may be a pullet. I'm not as sure as I often am on that one.

I would call that "breeder" and get your money back. A wheaten Ameraucana looks like this: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/lfwheatenm.jpg -- not even close to that boy you have there. And even if the other one is a pullet, it doesn't look wheaten since it has patches of black and red on the breast. Look again at the ABS photo: http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/lfwheatenf.jpg

You aren't the first person to be scammed and sold EEs instead of Ameraucana, but since that "breeder" went so far as to tell you they were Wheaten, I'd try to get my money back--and I'd make them take those birds back, too.

I was a getting a little suspicous of the coloring also if he was a boy, I think they are about 16 weeks old. I am going to contact the breeder for sure thanks, for the advice. I see people selling EE's all the time on Craigslist for what they are claiming are Ameraucana's. I thought going to what I thought was a reputable breeder you woulnd't be scammed. The older pullet (not pictured) I bought from them actually looks like the Wheaten pictured in the site, while these were a few days old. Thank you for the great info!
 
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