Ok, clarification needed on breed and gender of these 3 chicks...Ameraucana or Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mis gallinitas, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. mis gallinitas

    mis gallinitas Just Hatched

    10
    0
    15
    Apr 19, 2017
    Boulder, CO
    Hello, I am a first time Chicken Momma... these chicks are 7 weeks old...i got them from my local feed store (they get their day old chicks from postal delivery hatchery) I was told all three of these are Ameraucana....but I don't know...the colored ones look Easter Egger to me, and the white one has me stumped! And, of course, I was told all females, but...???

    CHICK #1(Marlo)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    CHICK #2: (Minerva)
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    CHICK #3: (Petunia)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Chick #3 (Petunia) on top roost; Chick #2 (Minerva) below.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,531
    1,035
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Chick #1 is not an EE or Ameraucana. Chicks 2 and 3 are EEs. All are pullets. :)

    I'm not that savvy on most large fowl. I looked at this chart real quick http://www.backyardpoultry.com/wiki/index.php/Chicken_Breeds_Chart and I wonder if she is some sort of Rock. I don't think she is a Leghorn because I believe even the females grow big combs early on. I'm stumped too lol
     
  3. mis gallinitas

    mis gallinitas Just Hatched

    10
    0
    15
    Apr 19, 2017
    Boulder, CO
    Hi, SunHwaKwon!
    happy to hear pullets [​IMG]
    sounds like most chicks that are labeled "Ameraucana" from mail order hatcheries are EEs...totally fine by me.
    thanks for the breeds chart tip...good resource.
    i guess my white one will be my Mystery Lady....i will be curious to see how she goes developing and what color eggs she lays....if they are blue/green, then she may be an Araucana?
    hmmmmm
    thanks for the reply,
    have a great day!!!
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,531
    1,035
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    No, Araucana's don't have yellow legs and would not be sold at a feed store. You'd pay about $15 for a day old, from a breeder. A couple hatcheries do have Ameraucanas (Cackle and MyPetChicken) but none have Araucanas, as far as I know.
     
  5. Kristi26

    Kristi26 Out Of The Brooder

    44
    2
    31
    Apr 7, 2016
    Central PA
    I don't know about the breed, but they all look like pullets to me.
     
  6. mis gallinitas

    mis gallinitas Just Hatched

    10
    0
    15
    Apr 19, 2017
    Boulder, CO
    ah, good to know...
    i think i need to not worry about the breed, just let nature take its course and enjoy the show as the White One grows up..[​IMG]
    thanks for the reply!
     
  7. mis gallinitas

    mis gallinitas Just Hatched

    10
    0
    15
    Apr 19, 2017
    Boulder, CO
    yes! and yay![​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by