Help identifying breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cici R, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. Cici R

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Easter Eggers.
     
  3. Cici R

    Cici R New Egg

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    All 3 of them are Easter eggers? I was told Ameraucanas.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep, all three. The only hatchery that sells true Ameraucana is Meyer, and they only have Blue/Black/Splash. The only other source for true Ameraucana is from breeders, breeding to the breed standard. True Ameraucana are always sold specifying color. If a bird is sold as Ameraucana, without a specific color mentioned, then it's an Easter Egger.
    Your girls also have greenish legs, which indicates yellow skin. It's a very common Easter Egger trait. True Ameraucana have white skin, and it's dominant.
     
  5. Cici R

    Cici R New Egg

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    Thank you so much! We are newbies to raising chickens, we have a total of 12. two black orpington. two white star, 5 red star. Two of the Hawk looking easter eggers and the brown Easter egger w/ gray face. We have just begun to receive small brown/ light tan eggs. Not sure who they are coming from! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're all Easter Eggers.
     
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    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree you have pretty Easter egger pullets.

    I'd guess one of your Stars are the first layers.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE pullets
     
  9. Cici R

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    Receiving 2 small brown eggs a day I thought would be the EE (because of the size). Or if it is the Red stars laying will the eggs get bigger?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullet eggs start small and gradually get bigger. It can take a few weeks or even months for eggs to get up to 'normal' size. They will also get bigger after each annual molt.
     

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