Is My Ameracauna Purebred?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by thecreekhouse, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Songster

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    I recently acquired what the well respected NPIP breeder told me was a purebred Buff Ameracauna pullet. She’s about 12 weeks old. It was only after reading up on Ameracaunas on BYC that I learned that she should have dark slate legs. Instead she has what I would describe as pale blue legs - almost like the color someone’s skin turns when they’re cold. Her legs definitely aren’t white or yellow in any way - just this pale blue color. Is this an acceptable Ameracauna leg color? Here’s a photo of her with my splash Ameracauna pullet.
     

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  2. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    She is a buff ameraucana, her legs should be that color. All buff ameraucanas I have seen have legs like yours.
     
  3. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    :thumbsup Pretty gals
     
  4. sassysarah

    sassysarah Free Ranging

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    Agreed!
     
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  5. wildthing40486

    wildthing40486 In the Brooder

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    The pale blue is what's referred to as slate. What you don't want are green shanks.
     
  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    She is a pure Buff Ameraucana.
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Nice birds.
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    You have what you bought, a lovely Buff Ameraucana. :) All her features line up.

    ~Alex
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

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    The color is fine. Sometimes it's darker, or lighter. Just as long as they are blue/grey.

    Easter Eggers will have yellow/green legs.
     

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