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

mamahen09

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 7, 2009
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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





 

redroosta

Flown the Coop
10 Years
May 29, 2009
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EE's sorry but, yeah

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

mamahen09

In the Brooder
10 Years
May 7, 2009
36
0
32
Yes, they were sold to me as Ameraucanas.
 
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ChickieKeeta

C'mon C'mere Fluffa Feathers
10 Years
Feb 16, 2009
398
6
156
Cumberland County NJ
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.
 

cybercat

Songster
12 Years
May 22, 2007
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40
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Greeneville, Tn
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.
 

danielbrown

Songster
10 Years
Feb 27, 2009
590
1
139
Spartanburg, sc
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.
 

Cloverleaf Farm

Bearded Birds are Best
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
10,368
132
328
Levan, UT
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!!
 

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