Mystery chick.????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mbpalmtree, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. mbpalmtree

    mbpalmtree In the Brooder

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    I ordered four babies & when they came I could definitely tell which one was my buff orpington, barred plymouth rock & golden laced wyandotte. So by process of elimination & a few calls to the hatchery, it seems as if I have eneded up w/ a white (pale yellow) Ameracauna. They said a few others have called w/ the same issue. Has anyone ever heard of or seen such a thing? I know they exist but are not very common though. It's the top left hand corner one..
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

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    I had a nearly completely white EE rooster. What hatcheries call Ameraucanas are more properly called EE's.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Almost all hatchery 'Ameraucanas' are actually a mix called an EE. One of that chick's parents probably carried a white dominant gene. If the little one is a hen and has a pea comb, she will likely lay blue or green eggs. Freebies are usually males though.
     
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  4. mbpalmtree

    mbpalmtree In the Brooder

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    A.K.A. Easter Eggers. What is the difference between them & Aracaunas???? Happy to know about the all white color thing, but it better lay me some greenish/blue eggs. I am going to buy another one just in case!
     

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