How to tell the diff between EE and Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by monarc23, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have 3 EEs, and 1 Ameraucana....according to SamG whom I got them from. I look them over and look them over and I really cannot understand the difference.

    The Ameraucana is blue with muffs and beared
    THe one EE is black with muffs and beared, as well are the other two at Lavendar Duckwing and silver duckwing.

    Are you only able to tell by nonshowable colors and by the eggs they lay or...is there other ways to tell as well? I want to breed for PURE ameraucanas (and am getting show stock) and i want to be able to KNOW matter-of-factly from now on when I get birds in or consider buying birds again how to tell the difference without seeing them lay an egg [​IMG]
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Visit the Ameraucana Breeders Site to read about the differences. Also use the search tool here, there have been lots of posts on this topic.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:I've been to that site twice.....I still dont physically see the differences [​IMG]
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I've been to that site twice.....I still dont physically see the differences

    Read the information listed on the site.​
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Thanks I appreciate the lack of help. I was hoping someone could share pictures and point out the differences in their own birds.... I"VE BEEN TO THAT SITE AND I KNOW HOW TO READ thank you very much. As I said i've been there twice, I have 3 EEs and 1 ameraucana....sorry this wasnt clear last time....
     
  6. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  7. farmgirlie1031

    farmgirlie1031 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2008
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    I think it's just by the reconized show colors and the color of the eggs they lay.
     
  8. Rusty Hills Farm

    Rusty Hills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
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    I've been to that site twice.....I still dont physically see the differences

    An Ameraucana is ONLY an Ameraucana IF it is one of the acceptable colors, has the muff/beard, the correct color shanks, has the correct comb and no or almost no wattles, white skin, lays blue or blue/green eggs. It has to meet ALL the criteria. (I don't think I missed any of them, but if I did I am sure someone will add the missing factor to the list.)

    I find the breed fascinating, although I don't own any. I've been reading about them on and off for about a year now, and I still cannot always identify what color I am looking at. Some of the Wheaten/Blue Wheaten still throw me.

    Rusty​
     
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  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:An Ameraucana is ONLY an Ameraucana IF it is one of the acceptable colors, has the muff/beard, the correct color shanks, has the correct comb and no or almost no wattles, white skin, lays blue or blue/green eggs. It has to meet ALL the criteria. (I don't think I missed any of them, but if I did I am sure someone will add the missing factor to the list.)

    I find the breed fascinating, although I don't own any. I've been reading about them on and off for about a year now, and I still cannot always identify what color I am looking at. Some of the Wheaten/Blue Wheaten still throw me.

    Rusty

    Thank you Farmgirlie and Rusty I appreciate trying to explain it to me...this is what I was getting from that site and it was frusterating me that it's not clear cut info. To me this info and that on the site, are telling me that the black hen could still be an Ameraucana, and i know she's not....however if she lays a blue egg im going to scream (because once again ill be confused).
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    All the information about the differences are on the site. There are pictures of the eight recognized varieties in bantam and large fowl. There are also pictures of chicks and what the down color should be for those eight recognized varieties.

    There are also a couple of pages dedicated to the breed standard and what the differences are between ee's, araucanas and ameraucanas.

    This has been discussed heavily on this site and there are many posts regarding it, if you would use the search key you can find them.
     

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