is this roo a ameraucana or ee?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shennessey818, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got this beautiful rooster.was told he was a ameraucana.i dont know the difference between ee and ameraucanas. If you could help me out i would appreciate it.tia
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  2. Basskids08

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    He is a beautiful EE :)
     
  3. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can u tell?
     
  4. Basskids08

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    Ee have the all over color like yours does, where's true Amerucunas are either, black, blue, silver, white, wheaten, blue wheaten, etc. they all have the muff that covers most of their face. EE Can have the muffs too
     
  5. dheltzel

    dheltzel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    To be a true Ameracauna, he would need to be a color that they come in. Look up the Ameracauna Association online, they have pics of all the colors, you can compare your roo to the colors in those pics.

    Does it make a big difference to you? If you are wanting to show or sell pure stock, you should invest in some good quality birds or eggs. If you are just wanting to breed more EE's, then he will do fine.
     
  6. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope dont make a big difference to me.i was just curious and wanted to learn more about them.
     
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  7. shennessey818

    shennessey818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Michael OShay

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    You are correct. There is a Brown Red variety of true Ameraucana and your rooster definitely looks like the genuine article to me. Where did you get him?
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Your bird's comb looks off - the standard for an Ameraucana calls for a pea comb, and the photos of your bird appear not to show that.
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    I can't see the comb well enough to see whether it's actually a pea comb or not. It is definitely not a single comb. Maybe you can post a closeup of the comb.
     

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