Mama thought she knew... UNTIL SHE SAW A PIC!!!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazygoatlady915, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...What am I? My name is Analise, and Mama thinks I'm a barnyard mix, even though when she bought me, the bin said "Arucana". I DON'T LOOK LIKE AN ARUCANA!!!!!!
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    Oh, yes. And this is my best friend, Roselyn, who is also an 'Arucana'. She is a 9-10 week old pullet. [​IMG]
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    (Sorry- but we aren't very photogenic)
     
  2. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some kinna chikken
     
  3. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger.
     
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Both Easter Egger pullets.
     
  6. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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  7. Barrdwing

    Barrdwing Chillin' With My Peeps

    Green legs, pea comb . . . yup, my bet would be Easter Egger too. Some of them will have muffs and a beard, others won't.
     
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  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe these are diluted EEs. Not that EEs have a standard, but the general rule is muffs, green leggs, green or blue eggs, beards, and a pea comb. Yours actually have straight combs and no evidence of the muffs or beard, which points to the possiblity that someone took a full EE, and bred it with another egg-laying variety. Perhaps hoping for bigger eggs.

    Regardless, these are very pretty birds and should lay pretty faithfully for you.

    As a note for Araucanas, most hatcheries incorrectly lable their EEs as an Araucana (or more hilariously, 'Americauna'.). Araucanas are a very pure strain that are usually only avaible via breeder. I have only run into 1 hatchery that correctly lables them. BUT, to be honest, I love love love my little EEs, so I say poo-poo to trading them in for real Araucanas.
     

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