Help with chick id, and if a pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justin28, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Justin28

    Justin28 In the Brooder

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    I just picked up 2 chicks from my local feed store they were labeled as ameraucan. But not sure if they are or possibly Easter Eggers? I'm a beginner so please go easy. And if anyone can tell if they are pullets or not yet
     

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  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Crossing the Road

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    Nice chicks,,, They do look like pullets to me. They also may be simply EE's .. Many feed stores label their Easter Eggers as Americana. Note the different spelling. They are mixes that usually have some Ameraucana in their genetics. They lay colorful eggs. Being called Americana, makes them more desirable to be purchased. Easter Eggers seem to take a lower position. I :love Easter Eggers. Had 3 and the longest living went 11 years.
    WISHING YOU BEST,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and :welcome
     
  3. rkapfen

    rkapfen Songster

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    Definitely look like my EE pullets! I was told that if they look like they have black eyeliner on it’s a good indicator of pullet but idk how true that actually is. While mine were also labeled “ameraucana” they’re definitely EE and I don’t care cause they turned out to be one of my favorite breeds and will definitely always have them in my flock. One lays a lighter bluish eggs and one a light green. Great cuddly personalities too!
     

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  4. ZooAtHome

    ZooAtHome Chirping

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    They look a lot like my EE chick as well, though mine isn't as mature as yours. However, since many Easter Eggers are crossed with Americaunas, I suspect their chicks may look quite similar to the untrained eye. My eye is definitely not trained yet.
     
  5. Justin28

    Justin28 In the Brooder

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    Thank you it sounds like I might have gotten two Easter Eggers and I'm totally fine with that! As long as they are pullets as I cannot have rooster where I live
     
  6. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Probably EE....typical 'mis-labeling'.
    Feet look more slate than green tho.
     

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