Is she an Ameraucana like the rest?-More pics-

NaturalChick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
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We were told she was an Ameraucana, but I can't say I have ever seen her "muffs" out.
She is the hen in front, the other hen has her "muffs" out.

Any thoughts/question?

Thanks!

 
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Solsken Farm

Songster
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May 27, 2008
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Some Ameraucana are born clean faced, which is not a desirable trait. It would make sense that some EEs would be as well. Your hens are adorable but not true Ameraucanas, rather Easter Eggers. Enjoy them!
 

NaturalChick

In the Brooder
11 Years
Jun 24, 2008
59
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Colorado
Here are more pics:
The first is the "odd ball" hen.

The second is of two of the (true?) Ameraucanas with their muffs out.

Are the "muffs" and the blue/slate leg color versus the no muffs and green leg color the only way to be sure of the true Ameraucana breed?
 

Solsken Farm

Songster
11 Years
May 27, 2008
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Maine, not the crowded part
I don't see any more pics, but color of the legs and the feathers are clues. Check out this page at the Ameraucana Breeder's Club.

http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

Go look at all the colors. Sometimes EEs have green or slate legs, or even other colors. Ameraucanas should have slate or white or (I think black is acceptable for black)

Hatcherys confuse people by selling the mixed breeds as Ameraucanas which is misleading. I have both EEs and Ameraucanas. I love them both, but there is no breed standard for EEs. They have wonderful gorgeous colors that many folks love, including me.
 

onthespot

Deluxe Dozens
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Mar 29, 2008
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I think her comb is wrong too, not just the missing muffs. She can probably still produce muffed, pea combed birds if the roo is the right type.
 

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