Not Ameraucanas, correct?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by buckabucka, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a few birds from someone on Craigslist. They listed these as true Ameraucanas, and mentioned that they were not Easter Eggers. There is only one of the 3 that I think could possibly by an Ameraucana (but it has some weird colors). The good news is, the birds were very inexpensive, and I am not looking for show quality, - just hoping to get some blue eggs. Is there any way this bird could be an Ameraucana?
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    Shouldn't the bird be all black? There are these flecks of other color, at first I thought it was dirt, or damaged feathers. Is it really an Easter Egger?

    This is one of the other birds, which I am calling an Easter Egger. There are 2, almost identical in color:
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    I appreciate any feedback on these birds.
     
  2. teach1rusl

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    Well the 2nd one is definitely EE (I have one who looks almost exactly like her). I THINK one trait of true Am. is slate legs rather than greenish. Your first pic doesn't look like any of the breed pics I've seen of true Am., so I'd think she's EE as well.
     
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  4. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I'm been looking at the Ameraucana link, although I can't find a description of leg color.
    The black hen's legs are definitely more slate than the greenish color of the EE, and I keep hoping she is an Ameraucana with poor feather coloring, if there is such a thing! [​IMG]
     
  5. mama24

    mama24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since they came from the same person, I would assume them to all be EE's, though if the first one was pure black, she might be a true Am. Since she isn't pure black, she's an EE. [​IMG] You might still get blue eggs! I have 3 EE's, none have pea combs. 2 with weird cushion type combs lay green eggs, and the other, who has a single cross comb, lays blue eggs. [​IMG]
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those all look like EE's to me. [​IMG] They are pretty though! You should probably get blue or green egg from them! Congrats!
     
  7. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies! I really hope at least one of them lays blue.

    I have 7 EEs in total, 4 which have not started laying. Of the other three, one lays green, one lays olive, and one lays blue. Unfortunately, the blue layer is a cross-beak, so her eggs are few and far between!

    Someday, I hope to find some true Ameraucanas locally.
     
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all EE's. I'd say your best chance for blue eggs is with the near-black hen. I'd say the typical colored EE's will lay green.

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  9. buckabucka

    buckabucka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Nothing to do now but wait, I guess. I bought an Ancona, a Barnevelder, and a Golden Copper Marans from the same person that sold me these EEs, and at least those look fairly normal!
     

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