One of these Chicks is Not like the Others....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by corrabelle, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. corrabelle

    corrabelle Out Of The Brooder

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    We ordered our 4 ameraucanas and picked them up on tuesday, hours after hatching. I didnt get a good look at them on pick up, they were in their box all cozy, and i didnt want to disturb them.

    Its become obvious though that one of these is very different from the others.

    Three look like the ameraucanas ive seen before- black with yellow/white chins, grey feet, some yellow on the beaks etc. These three are also the same in size, and some of their wing feathers are coming in on all three now.

    Then we have our odd ball. It has a much more defined comb (single line), has orange undertones, orange on chin, orange toned feet, and is brown all over instead of black. This one is also quite a bit larger than the rest, despite being exactly the same age. No new wing feathers on this one though.

    The hatchery people acknowledge that this doesnt look like one of their ameraucanas and are giving us another, but are letting us keep this sweetie.

    Id still love to know what breed this is!

    Here is what three look like[​IMG]

    And here is what our odd ball looks like. (Ill try to take better pics tomorrow.)
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    Any ideas? I know there are different coloured ameraucanas, but the size and shape being different makes me rhink it may be something else.
     
  2. corrabelle

    corrabelle Out Of The Brooder

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    Forgot to mention, our odd one has a noticably longer neck too.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    It could be a multiple different breeds so I would wait until is is feathered some so we can see the pattern.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    The chick is not an Ameraucana, it has no beard or muffs.

    What hatchery did these come from?
     
  5. corrabelle

    corrabelle Out Of The Brooder

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    An independant hatchery nearby (farm) they breed their own, many different heritage and rare varieties. I think there was just a mistake in sorting when people came to pick up their chicks.
     

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