Is this gray and black boy an Americauna rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GretAnglin, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. GretAnglin

    GretAnglin In the Brooder

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    Americauna? Or something else? Sorry to be so inexperienced, I couldn't find him online when I tried looking it up, Thanks!
     
  2. LRH97

    LRH97 Songster

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    Looks like an Easter Egger roo. Many hatcheries and feed stores sell EEs as Ameraucanas. However, this is incorrect because EEs are not a 'true' breed, and are therefore not show quality and do not meet the standard of perfection etc. They are one of my favorite breeds to own. You do have a handsome boy there!
     
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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X2 on Easter Egger rooster. The greenish legs are a dead giveaway. Easter Eggers are produced by crossing blue egg laying breeds (either Ameraucanas or Araucanas) with other breeds to produce offspring that lay eggs in other colors (olive, green, beige, and even pale pink and gold). Hatcheries often market these Easter Eggers under the labels, Araucanas or Ameraucanas (often misspelled Americana or Americauna). There is a good article on the differences between Ameraucanas, Araucanas, and Easter Eggers at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Easter egger cockerel.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    That is a lovely EE cockerel you have there.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Easter Egger rooster.
     

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