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Is this Amerucanna chick a roo??? OOPS, Easter Egger [darn feed store]

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jalexartis, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. jalexartis

    jalexartis Out Of The Brooder

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    Sold as a pullet, then 2-3 weeks old. Now, she is crowing. Yes, I know hens can crow. Please look at several pictures I have taken [on My BYC Page]. There are also links there to individual flickr pictures as well as details in my blog . Thanks for your help. --jim

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  2. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a mighty fine roo there!
     
  3. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    He's an Easter Egger, not an Ameraucana and yes he is a rooster.
     
  4. jalexartis

    jalexartis Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Quote:Thanks to the two of you. As I thought. My local farm store used the wrong breed. Now, I wonder what the other two "Ameraucannas are? I'll deal with that later. Now to read more about the difference between the 2 breeds. I appreciate your response.

    Jim
     
  5. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:Quote:Thanks to the two of you. As I thought. My local farm store used the wrong breed. Now, I wonder what the other two "Ameraucannas are? I'll deal with that later. Now to read more about the difference between the 2 breeds. I appreciate your response.

    Jim

    If you got them from a feed store, or a hatchery they are Easter Eggers. You can only get true Ameraucanas, that are bred to the APA standards, from private breeders. Check out the breed club website for a full list of color varieties, www.ameraucana.org.
     
  6. jalexartis

    jalexartis Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Quote:Thanks to the two of you. As I thought. My local farm store used the wrong breed. Now, I wonder what the other two "Ameraucannas are? I'll deal with that later. Now to read more about the difference between the 2 breeds. I appreciate your response.

    Jim

    If you got them from a feed store, or a hatchery they are Easter Eggers. You can only get true Ameraucanas, that are bred to the APA standards, from private breeders. Check out the breed club website for a full list of color varieties, www.ameraucana.org.

    It was a feed store. Thanks Jeremy! I will visit the Ameraucana Breed Club site. --jim
     

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