Half americauna, half ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kristopher, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Kristopher

    Kristopher Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought this chick (named Sugar) from the Americauna bin at the local feed store. I've got two full grown Americauna hens and Sugar matches the coloring on her back, but her front looks completely different with white and dark brown/black feathers. Obviously the pics were taken a few weeks apart. I can add better pics when I get home if needed.

    Any ideas or comments? Thanks!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True Ameraucanas are rare and usually can only be bought from a breeder. Feed stores are notorious for mislabling their birds as 'Ameraucanas'.

    Instead, Sugar is a mixed breed that is often referred to as an Easter Egger. They come in a rainbow of colors, and she looks just the way she's supposed to.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    No clue about the mix but he looks to have a clean face and single comb. Are his legs green? Do you know which hatchery they ordered from or if their chicks came from a local farmer?

    Eta: with a second look, the cheeks might be a little puffy. But, I'm pretty sure you have a young cockerel.
     
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  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    hes an easter egger and sounds like your others are also ee's
     
  5. Kristopher

    Kristopher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I REALLY hoping Sugar isn't a boy. I've already got two roosters in my flock of seven outdoor chickens! We've been training Sugar to be an indoor pet and he/she has been doing very well in that respect. I guess we'll deal with it when it happens.

    I've got two other EEs/Americaunas, one with big muffs, a pea comb, no waddles, and orange/brown coloring. I'm thinking she's very close to being a Americauna, although like you say that's pretty rare. Even if they're classified as EEs, I don't mind - I don't breed or show, I just sit in my backyard and watch them enjoy themselves being chickens.
     
  6. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is an EE, looks like he has a singleXpea comb and a small beard
     
  7. Kristopher

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    Wow, you guys are GOOD. Sugar started crowing this morning. It sounded like someone stepping on a bullfrog, but it was a crow. What the heck am I going to do with a total of three roosters in my flock of eight? Oh well, I'm sure we'll figure something out.


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