Is this bird a Buff Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by atomicwoman, May 25, 2011.

  1. atomicwoman

    atomicwoman New Egg

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    I bought 3 Buff Orpington pullets back in early April. They are now about 6 1/2 weeks old. However, one is much larger and sports a beard and greenish legs. Was there an Ameraucana in the woodpile? Photo to follow.
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    maybe an EE...if you had a true ameraucana you would know...they come from breeders, not hatcheries [​IMG]
     
  3. atomicwoman

    atomicwoman New Egg

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    I got them from a local feed store who bought a mess of Buff Orps from a breeder in Texas. They also had ameraucanas in a different cage. When I asked them about this bird they were surprised. No one else had called in about them.

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  4. atomicwoman

    atomicwoman New Egg

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    Here's a close up of his (I think) face and one of him with a Buff Orpington, the same age.
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  5. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

    Nov 8, 2008
    Legs look yellow and other ones legs look green so no. True Ameraucanas will have slate colored legs.
     
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  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    It's an easter egger.
     
  7. atomicwoman

    atomicwoman New Egg

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    I did some research and you are right. I guess those green legs are a give away. He's just and Easter Egger that got mixed up with the Orpingtons at the hatchery. Well he is cute, we'll how he behaves when he gets a little older. thanks!
     
  8. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Yep ! EE
     

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