Is this Rooster an Easter Egger (EE)?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MorgansManor, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. MorgansManor

    MorgansManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this rooster from McMurray's hatchery as my mystery chick in July and I believe he is an EE?
    Do you agree? Thank you in advance for helping identify this breed. I will be posting him on the rehome forum after I have confirmed he is a EE.

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a beardless EE
     
  3. MorgansManor

    MorgansManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, ee roo. He's sure pretty with that blue coloring!

    Just as an fyi, the free chick is almost always a rooster, often an ee roo.
     
  5. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately an EE roo, looks just like my ee roo 'moe'

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  6. MorgansManor

    MorgansManor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow beautiful roosters. Are yours mean? I currently have 4 rooster and trying to decide if he should be a keeper. I have a 6 yr old daughter so no mean roosters allowed.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Honestly, there are no large hatcheries right now that sell true Ameraucanas (just mis-labled EEs). I think My Pet Chicken is trying to start a program with true lines, but I haven't heard about people who have received the chicks yet. I noticed they just started offering them this year, so we'll see this summer what people end up with.

    Edit to add link: Here's the link. It's a correct class of color, looks promising: http://www.mypetchicken.com/catalog/Day-Old-Baby-Chicks/Wheaten-Ameraucana-p1228.aspx
     
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  8. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a lovely EE. One of my favorite kinds of chickens! Murray Mcmurray has advertised this coming spring they will be selling TRUE blue Ameraucanas and possibly Wheatens.
     
  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really amazing news! I've personally written to them, trying to point out that their customers often end up here and disappointed that they sold them incorrect birds. I'm so glad that hatcheries are responding to their customers, and care enough about breed correctness to change thier approach.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    wow $18 for a chick at mypetchicken with a maximum of 15....meyer's has the blue ameraucana in their catalog at the same price per chick $18 with a maximum of 8.....
     

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