quick question (pic added)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kesta, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    i have an americauna chick im pretty sure its americauna and its buff. is that a common trait for americaunas or is it rare
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Post a pic and BYC's eggsperts will tell exactly what you have.
     
  3. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    ok heres a pic of the chick im talking about(the blonde one. id love any opinions

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  4. HaileyandJoliesMom

    HaileyandJoliesMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same thing, she was marked as an ameruacana by Mcmurray and is a buff color. Where did you get yours from?

    Heres a pic of mine
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  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Buff Ameraucana is a variety of ameraucana, however it depends on where you got them to know if it is a pure ameraucana or not.

    I can tell that Hailey's is an EE - purchased from a hatchery and ameraucana do not have green legs

    kesta - not sure on yours as it looks like the leg color is correct (slate), but it looks like it has too much white in the plumage tho to be pure buff. Where did you get them?

    Jody
     
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  6. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    i got the chicks from a feed store who gets there chicks from ideal hatchery
     
  7. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know it's an americauna??? If not, then it might be a buff orpington. If it is an americauna, it will not have waddles, it will have green-gray-blue legs, and it will lay colored eggs.
     
  8. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a buff orp if it has americauna colored legs & eggs.
    (that rhymes!!!)
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    From Ideal, I would say it's an EE. It doesn't appear to have muffs/beard tho, but the leg color seems to fit and the plumage can be any color. I bet she'll be really pretty when she fills out completely. You'll have to post more pics as she grows.

    Jody
     
  10. Kesta

    Kesta Pie Crust Malfunction

    Jul 31, 2008
    houston tx
    ill be sure to post pics of the chick as it grows. i just hope its not a roo
     

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