Got some chickies yesterday....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by craftymama86, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I got 4 chicks yesterday and they were being sold as Ameraucana's but their sign said they will lay blue, green, and pink... Isn't that EE? Doesn't really matter to me, I just wanted to add some pullets that would provide me with more colors than just the usual brown. I'll get some pics today. I thought I got a good deal on them though. $2.50 each. Around here they've been going for $3.

    I've been trying to find some Black Copper Marans as well but the ones I've seen close by... Well, I've seen pics of their eggs and they're not the quality I'm looking for.

    Anyways.... I guess that's it for now, lol.
     
  2. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their are a few different breeds that lay colored eggs. EE's are only one, americauna's are colored egg layers! Can't wait to see pics!
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    True Ameraucanas lay blue eggs only. What you have are EE's. Good luck on getting colored eggs.

    There is a Marans thread pretty active on here in the genetics section. You might discuss your desires on there. You are right to be a bit careful and look at egg colors before you buy.
     
  4. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yea, I figured they were EE's but I'm ok with that. I just don't like false advertisement.

    I'd like to post pics today, I'll have to take some first, been gone all day and will be gone for a short time tonight. They're super cute. A couple look like they have eye liner on, lol.
     
  5. krisendaaves

    krisendaaves Out Of The Brooder

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  6. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wasn't able to take those pics last night so I'll take some this morning after I get my kids to school. [​IMG]
     
  7. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got pics. The new chicks are mixed in with the chicks my hubby hatched but it's obvious which are which, the new ones are the chicks with all the markings. The darker brown ones are supposedly the same breed as the lighter ones but I want to know what everyone else thinks. Oh, there are a couple black ones in the shots, they're not the new ones, lol.


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  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. peep peep

    peep peep Out Of The Brooder

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    Americana's can lay multiple colors of eggs, but chicks can be mislabeled! You'll just have to wait and see! [​IMG] They do kind of look like EE's!
     
  10. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do EE chicks come in different colors like that? I've never seen darker EE chicks....
     

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