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Is my hen an EE (Easter Egger) Or a true Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Sandbellie, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

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    Hey all.
    I got this hen in summer of 2008. So she'll be a little over 2yrs old this August.
    The hatchery told us she was an Ameraucana, witch I hear alot of people sell you EE's instead of true Ameraucanas.
    Either way I don't care what she is, I'm just curious to know. She lays Blue-ish Green-ish eggs.

    Thanks. [​IMG]

    Here she is- [​IMG]

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    You cant see it that well, I know. BYC re-sized it. [​IMG]
    Sorry. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2010

  2. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    She's an EE - for sure!!
     
  3. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    Yep she is an EE but she is pretty, I love EE;s and would really love to have more. My only green egg layer died this last winter, [​IMG]
     
  4. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

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    Quote:Yea? How can you tell?
     
  5. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Songster

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    Quote:Aww I'm so sorry. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. schellie69

    schellie69 Songster

    Oct 8, 2009
    Kansas
    Due to her coming from a hatchery they only sell EE's if you want a true Americuana you have to go through a breeder, she won't breed true, the hatchery's are mix of different color Americuana's so that makes them EE's does that make sense, and Americuana's lay blue eggs not green if I am not mistaken that is the way it was explained to me.
     
  7. chickenman98

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    the only hatchery that i know of that sells pure ameracaunas (i think their pure [​IMG]) is ideal.
     

  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:THey aren't; they are Easter Eggers.
     
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I agree!
     
  10. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Songster

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    Ameraucanas are very specific colors - I think that's the best way to tell. You can go to the website www.ameraucana.org to find out more.

    That said, I have EEs and I think they are amazing! Most of them look almost exactly like yours.
     

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