is this a sex link or araucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ImTheRealElly, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. ImTheRealElly

    ImTheRealElly Out Of The Brooder

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    we bought a "gold sex link" chick. but it looks like an araucana to me. anyone know what it is. or what mix it might be?

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    here she is as a baby

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    this is how she looks at about 4 months

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    look at the puffy cheeks.
     
  2. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    definetly an EE-

    (not sure about the araucana I always forget the differences in them and EE's- so I call them all EEs to be on the safe side)

    the side muffs and green/grey legs are the giveaway.
     
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  3. ImTheRealElly

    ImTheRealElly Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, those puffy cheeks !! is ther a sex link that is made with one of the parents being an araucana?

    i dont know what EE means. is that a breed?
     
  4. gunnarmcc

    gunnarmcc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EE means Easter Egger and it is a general term for any bird that has the Blue egg gene in them which means that they are a cross of either Araucana or Ameraucana and some other bird to give it the blue egg laying ability so no it is not a specific breed but a general term for a specific type of mutt. It is very hard to get real Ameraucana and Araucana almost never possible thru a large hatchery or a feed store
     
  5. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    gunnarmcc- You are entirely correct on your info, none of the large hatcheries sell either Araucana's or Ameraucana's no matter how they describe them in their web-site or catalog. They are always EE's...
     
  6. ImTheRealElly

    ImTheRealElly Out Of The Brooder

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    oh easter eggers. thanks. that helps.
     

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