ok, I was told an Amerucuana (what color would this be) and the other?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kmakani, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    My babies are growing up and now I'm looking at them, trying to figure out what I have. I bought 2 Amerucuanas (I looked up the colors and they don't seem to fit in a category) and then I have this one black pretty one that I still can't identify. Help if you can! Thank you!

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  2. wren

    wren Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all patterns on chickens fit into a certain color description.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The black one is either a Silkie cross or a Polish cross. The others are pretty Easter Eggers. I have one who has that same color pattern, but it doesn't have a name. It's reminiscent of a blue wheaten color, but isn't that.
     
  4. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, I bought a mixed silkie with this one. The mixed silkie has her fuzzy/fluffy feathers, this one only has the black (with purple/blue) feathers and the puff of them on top. Still not sure if this one is a male or female...
     
  5. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is the pic of the one a bought with the silkie or polish type one

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  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

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    first one is a silkie x, black skin and feathered shanks......probably crossed with a cochin....
    the other 2 are easter eggers, what the hatcheries usually sell as ameraucana [​IMG]
     
  7. kmakani

    kmakani Out Of The Brooder

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    how can you tell the difference between Ameraucana and Easter eggers?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    This article explains the difference, but if you got it from one of the big hatcheries, it is not an Ameraucana. They come in certain standard colors with proper eye and leg color, etc. and they lay eggs in the blue color family. EEs can lay any color egg because they are a mixed breed.
    http://creefarm.fateback.com/ameraucana.html
     

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