I know I'm beat'n a dead chicken but......Amerucana or EE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenzoo, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Here is Cubaka...A.K.A Chewy, he was sold to me as an Amerucana chick, but was just wondering your opinions. He is about 2 years old now and one of my favorite Roos. He knows his name and follows me around with that big butt walk talking all the while. LOL
    EE or not I love him ....

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    And here is a silver version...........his son Silver......mommy not sure....one of my EE hens I believe..... [​IMG]
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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Wow! How weird! He's like an EE...with silver-lacing! COOL!!!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    EE but he looks like he has a little Salmon Faverolle in him!
     
  4. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hehe, he kind of does in the first pic, but not in person [​IMG]
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yeah, he just plays one on BYC!
     
  6. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    He looks like a silver ameraucana rooster. I have seen many many lines of silver birds ranging from phoenix to leghorns to games where the males from some lines have white in the breast of the males which tends to make females with lighter breasts. Our silver ameraucana rooster from Duane Urch had looked just like your rooster but the hens didnt have the red in the head like some other lines. His type looks more ameraucana like and he has slate legs.

    Maybe PM Pips&Peeps and ask her thoughts on him.
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Just out of curiosity, how do you know the top one would be considered an EE and not a silver Ameraucana? Are there some characteristics that let you know right off that it's an EE if you didn't know any of the bird's history?

    *OK, fmp was posting at the same time I was typing.
     
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  8. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    Lol. To me (and I know I will catch heck for this) but any bird with a beard and a muff with slate blue legs that is larger and looks like a color is am ameraucana. EE's can look like anything, most of them have green legs, a pea comb, and beard and muffs but some have single combs, some have white or yellow legs, and some have feathered feet.
     
  9. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    He is just beautiful. But I would say an EE. I have girls that would match him beautifully!
    In this pic you can see one of my hens that would match him. [​IMG]
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  10. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I am a little confused, and again , I have never really studied the breed, but the first few pictures appear to me like that could be a silver ameraucana, the bottom pictures I would say are definitely not a silver .

    I used the Ameracunas Breeders Club as my resource.

    http://www.ameraucana.org/

    Most importantly , there are many time an EE will end up looking like an ameraucana , so the only true test is to breed it to a known good and if the chicks all match the breeders , chances are you have a good bird.

    I give the example of a white ee I had, would have passed most judges inspection until it layed a green egg.
     

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