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

Sandbellie

Songster
10 Years
Dec 21, 2009
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New Hampshire
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.


Here she is-




You cant see it that well, I know. BYC re-sized it.

Sorry.
 
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schellie69

Songster
10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
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15
211
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,
 

schellie69

Songster
10 Years
Oct 8, 2009
4,077
15
211
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.
 

SpringChickens

Songster
11 Years
Feb 1, 2009
2,267
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Lexington, KY
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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