How do I know my chickens are Ameraucona or EE

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DarkOcean0207, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. DarkOcean0207

    DarkOcean0207 New Egg

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    I got three hens from a friend that was selling them they are already laying eggs. I got and olive colored egg, a light green egg, and a blueish egg (sometimes its more white then blue). Any ideas would be great. Just wandering :)
     
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Most likely they are Easter Eggers, a delightful chicken and a variety my flock will never be without! If you could post a few pictures, that would be great, but by the sounds of it you have joined the happy EE family!

    And welcome to BYC!!
     
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    DarkOcean0207 New Egg

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    [​IMG] Im not sure if she is ameraucona, shes the one that lays green eggs. The one above her is the olive laying hen (Penelope)
     
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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    My understanding is that pure Ameracaunas will always lay blue eggs. The Ameracaunas have just a set number of colors that are accepted by the breed standard and I hope someone way smarter than me will chime in with those. Otherwise there are several threads on BYC that discuss the differences between Ameracaunas and Easter Eggers. In your photo I can't see Penelope well (old eyes) but laying green eggs puts her in the Olive Egger/Easter Egger catagory.

    I have an EE with a black beard and muff too. I just love that combination and how tough she tries to look. Our Mathilda looks like a Cossack and lays eggs that are blue but with a slight green tint to them! This is Mathilda:

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  6. DarkOcean0207

    DarkOcean0207 New Egg

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    Mathilda is very pretty, I also like the beards. We thought Penelope was an olive egger but weren't sure. I will try to get a good one of Hackle (she lays the blue ish white eggs) soon
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Can't make anything out of that picture of Dark Beard. At first I wondered why you would photograph a "dead bird." [​IMG] We need her UP on her feet for a profile check and also facing camera to check her comb and other features. Even without that I too would think she is an olive egger / Easter egger.
     
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  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]3 different colored eggs? [​IMG] I have 3 EE's all lay a different hue. All lay a beautiful big eggs. LOL DD.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Hope you are enjoying your flock and the pretty colored eggs you're getting!
     

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