new baby chick ... any ideas what it might be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by erinszoo, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, got this new "rare and unusual breed" chick with my new chick order today. Anyone care to venture a guess for me as to what kind it is? It came from McMurray's. I'm guessing Buttercup or Golden Campine but I'm up for anyone who knows more than me!!

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  2. poofball

    poofball Out Of The Brooder

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    I am guesing a amricana ! Male THey put them in pretty often.
     
  3. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I looked at that but they aren't listed under their "rare and unusual breed" category and it has those black eyes.
     
  4. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a chicken! [​IMG] Just kidding! Actually, I was going to say EE or Americana as well. Because when they are babies they look like chipmunks. Did they maybe put another weird looking chick in there? What did you order?
     
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Rare" just means "left over" in this context. Snarky but true.

    With the color on those feet, I have a hard time believing it's anything other than an EE.
     
  6. erinszoo

    erinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, so what's an EE? ... being new to chickens and all ...
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    EE is easter egger. Hatcheries sell birds they call "ameraucana" but they don't meet the breed standard, they are easter eggers...
     
  8. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    An easter egger is a 'breed' of chicken that is bred for egg color. They may lay an egg with a blue or green shell, even olive colored - or sometimes brown too. I have found them to be gentle in temperment. [​IMG]
     
  9. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's an Easter Egger. Technically just a mutt that lays colored eggs. Hatcheries call them Ameraucanas or even Araucanas but they're neither.
     
  10. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    Quote:and there is nothing wrong with mutts [​IMG]
     

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