Question about Breed EE + Ameraucana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sshrader, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!

    I had a little chick hatch this morning, it is crossed between an EE rooster & a pure black Ameraucana hen.
    The chick is pure black with a light colored chest. The Roo it came from is a Partridge/Wheaten colored.

    Since the chick is pure black (very dark legs as well) & doesn't have the normal chipmunk look like most EE's have does that possibly mean it could be a pullet? I'm still learning about genetics its a lot too learn.
     
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  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I have had ameraucanas before, but I don't know that much about EEs. I would say that it could be either at this age, and you wouldn't be able to tell. Sorry. If you post a picture in about a month, you might get a better prediction.
     
  3. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chipmunk pattern is not linked in any way to gender.
     
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  4. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assumed that, but this chick doesn't have the EE chipmunk pattern.

    Thanks.
     
  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all EE have the chipmunk pattern. They come in many different colors and patterns. It just depends on the lineage.
     

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