- May 21, 2017
The first ones are Easter eggers. Like @Frazzemrat1 said, they don't have the right traits for ameraucanas or aracaunas. EEs are often mislabeled as one of those two at feed stores and even hatchery websites.I'd like ya to have a go at some of my little guys, if you don't mind!
The following are birds from TSC (I do not know what hatchery they use)...
The first two chicks, Hoot and Holler, were labeled as pullets. But were they Ameraucana? Aracauna? I don't remember... I don't think they look like Ameraucanas, but I am no expert.
Also, what would you call their colours? Is Holler a partridge?
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The next two were labeled, of course, "Assorted Bantam"... they have the stiff little upright tails when they aren't being held against their will lol (if you want to take a stab at gender, too, feel free!)
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I have two other unknown bantams, but I haven't banded and photographed them just yet.
The other two are lavender (self blue) old English game bantams. Most likely pullets.
I just wanted to point out that at least one of them does have a beard, it's just a bit harder to see.I can't speak to the bantams, but Hoot and Hollar are both easter eggers. They don't look like ameraucana at all, since they don't have the muffs and beard, wrong color legs and don't have a color pattern that matches the ameraucana SOP.
Additionally, they can't be araucana because those are rare and hard to find, expensive too. I have 5, and the SOP on them calls for rumpless, tufted as their most defining features, besides specific colors.
Here's the Ameraucana Breeder's Club breed gallery:
Here's the Araucana Club of America's Standards Of Perfection (SOP) page, which includes pics if you click on the individual colors...