Is she a she?...Breed?

chix4babs

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Hi Everyone:

New to chickens and I was told the one shown below was a Blue Ameraucana. She had a dark grey head and light grey body. Now at 5 1/2 weeks Her color has lightened quite a bit. Her head is still darker than her body but is lighter and now her body is a pale, pale grey and has a few dark spots. Hmmmm....I'm thinking now that she is not a Blue Ameraucana but perhaps a Splash? Or is she even an Ameraucana at all....perhaps an EE? And finally, is she really a she? I'm so hoping she's a she because I can't keep a roo (and naturally, "she's" my favorite.) Thanks for any input you can give. :)

 

Michael OShay

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She looks to me like a true Blue Ameraucana pullet. Keep in mind that in blue breeds, only 50% of them will be blue; 25% of them will turn out splash and 25% of them will turn out black. I can't see the color of her legs, but if they are slate blue, she is an Ameraucana and not an Easter Egger.
 

donrae

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A profile pic would sure help, to see her coloring better, but she does look splash. Depending on how the breeding pen is set up, you can easily get splash from breeding for blues. She was pretty light as a chick, here's my blue chicks (they're sex linked, so the female has the dark head). You can see how much darker she was than your bird.
I'm not seeing any thing about your bird saying male at this point.
 

chix4babs

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I thought she was blue until I blew up the photo and now I think along with Rachel (donrae) that she is splash. Pretty pullet.
Thank you. I never thought I would be so enamored with a little chicken but...I think I'm hooked! She's a cutie. :)
 

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