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

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NaturalChick, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick Out Of The Brooder

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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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    Last edited: Oct 6, 2008
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    EEs.. which are araucana crosses... maybe taking after the crossed side.


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  3. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2008
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    She's definatly part EE, but her face and head seem to have taken after the other parent.
     
  4. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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!
     
  5. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick Out Of The Brooder

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    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?
     
  6. NaturalChick

    NaturalChick Out Of The Brooder

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    opps, here they are...

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  7. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    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.[​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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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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