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is this an easter egger or americana ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poultrykeeper08, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    i bought this girl at the auction yersterday
    what is it ?
    side view
  2. danischi24

    danischi24 Loves naked pets 9 Years

    Aug 17, 2008
    Easter Egger-it has a tail & a large build. Lovely looking bird though.
  3. HuestisFarm

    HuestisFarm Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Fly Creek, NY
    Looks like an EE to me... and a lovely one at that.

    Congrats on your new girl! [​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Technically, an Easter Egger IS an AmerIcana, if it's spelled like that. She seems to have the wrong color legs for an Ameraucana; they aren't slate, at least the way the pic looks. Does she have a single comb? If so, definite Easter Egger.
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    they are slate but like dried out ?
    its not a single comb its thin with no points on them just a round piece at the tip if you get what i am trying to say lol
  6. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Does it have a V comb, something like this? If so it is definitely an EE, but what a beautiful bird, especially to have been crossed with such a different breed! (Ameraucana's have Pea combs.)


    (My Crevecour and Polish from an auction)
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2008
  7. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    No it doesnt have a V comb
    i have a book of chickens and i was looking at a pic of an araucana and my bird has the same comb
    but i know its not an araucana just the same comb type .
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  8. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:It definitely is not an Araucana, Araucana are clean faced(always), rumpless(preferred), and tufted(also preferred). Mine a quite a bit smaller than my Ameraucana also.
    countyroad1330- I have NEVER seen a EE with a V-comb. Most EE are pea combed, which I believe is the correlation of the blue egg gene.

    Pretty EE you have there [​IMG]

  9. Ask pips&peeps......Jean a.k.a Ameracauna Police! LOL [​IMG]
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It looks like a blue ameraucana, but the legs are throwing me off. It may be an easter egger bred up to look like a blue ameraucana or someone bred an easter egger to a blue ameraucana.

    Better pictures of the comb and legs would be helpful. The eyes look a little light too, they are supposed to be bay.

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