How good of an Ameracauna is mine?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Otisspunkmeyer, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Otisspunkmeyer

    Otisspunkmeyer Out Of The Brooder

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    So, about 6 months ago I bought a month old hen said to be an Ameracauna from a breeder that mainly deals with polish crested chickens and some wellsummers. I figured it was a mix, but the more she grows and the more I study the breed standard for her, the more I think she might be a good quality Ameracauna. So I figured I would enlist the help of some pro chicken helpers to see what I have. She hasn't layed yet, so no egg color(breed standard is light blue)
    I won't be offended if my chicken is inferior quality, because she is one of my friendliest and I intend to keep/breed her to raise some more of her chicks.
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What standard color do you think she is?
     
  3. chickenlover89

    chickenlover89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is an EE, sorry.
     
  4. Otisspunkmeyer

    Otisspunkmeyer Out Of The Brooder

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    That's cool, i get confused with the name of the colorings, so I was mainly going off wattle size, comb type, leg color and shape of the bird/tail shape.
    I'm new to breeder quality chickens, but I'm learning a lot as I go. Like I said, he is a polish guy, and I love the polish I got from him.
     
  5. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE X2. She doesn't fit any of the standard colors. Your standard accepted colors are black, white, buff, blue, silver, wheaten, blue wheaten, brown red.
     
  6. normanack

    normanack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a beautiful chicken. I would love her if she were mine.
     
  7. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, to be a "true" ameraucana, they have to conform to only a handful of color possibilities. Here's a handy chart that I've seen tossed around this forum:

    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

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    n my opinion, I prefer the the weird, random, and beautiful colors of EEs. You never know what you're going to get! I have four 3 week-olds right now and their colors seem to change daily. Yours is a beauty [​IMG]
     

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