Now I'm worried.... Are these ones Americanas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamahen09, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. mamahen09

    mamahen09 In the Brooder

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    These 3 will also be 4 weeks old Thursday. Please tell me, they are Americanas. Also, their little legs are gray...in the pics they look green. Pictures enclosed

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  2. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I am no expert. I guess they could be EE's.
    Were they sold to you as "Ameraucanas"?
     
  3. redroosta

    redroosta Flown the Coop

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    EE's sorry but, yeah

    I'm not sure so hopefully someone with more experience will help you out.
     
  4. mom2chicksandpups

    mom2chicksandpups Songster

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    I would say EEs based on the fact that the middle one looks just like my first EE did at a younger age. See my avatar for what she looks like now. She is a sweet girl!
     
  5. mamahen09

    mamahen09 In the Brooder

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    Yes, they were sold to me as Ameraucanas.
     
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  6. ChickieKeeta

    ChickieKeeta C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers

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    I bought my EE's at a feed store. They were sold as "Araucanas." They come pretty close to Ameraucanas.
    I have searched the internet and found info here at BYC.
    I must say "I LOVE MY EE's!"

    From what I have read EE's are more colorful (or come in
    a lot of colors.) I read that EE'S lay more eggs than true Ameraucnas. I can't swear that is correct but mine lay
    nearly everyday. They are friendly & sweet.

    Some folks don't know the difference between EE & Ameraucna or even know there is a difference. Sometimes it is not dishonesty so much as the seller is unaware of the facts. I thought mine were Ameraucana. Now I realize they are most likely EEs.
     
  7. I got mine from Ideal as "ameraucana" but found out recently that they were actually Easter Eggers...

    I bet of all the people who think they have ameraucanas, only a few actually do!
     
  8. cybercat

    cybercat Songster

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    Hatcheries only sell EE no matter what else they say. You can only get pure bred Ameracaunas from a breeder and then you buy by color.
     
  9. danielbrown

    danielbrown Songster

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    Quote:Yep.
    If you're in wondering if its an Ameraucana or EE it's probably an EE.
    EE are way more common than pure Ameraucana and those with pure Ameraucana usually know what they have.
     
  10. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    EE's...feed stores almost always sell ee's as "aracaunas"...that's how they sold me mine, but I knew what I was getting, and I wanted ee's...they are EXCELLENT layers!! [​IMG]
     

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