Red Brown Ameraucana sexing???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dexters Mom, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Dexters Mom

    Dexters Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 3 Red Brown Ameraucana eggs shipped when my Bantam got broody.
    All 3 of them hatched January 1st.
    They are 46 days old now. Getting too big for the crate in my basement, but Mom is still keeping them under her wings at night.
    I would love to introduce them to the big girls outside, but only the pullets (if I have any) since any rooster will be adopted out. [​IMG]

    Any idea of what I got here???
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I know you ordered Ameraucana eggs, but just from these photos I would say it looks like you have Easter Eggers vs. brown-red Ameraucanas. As for gender - the center bird in the group shot looks to have some questionable patchy coloration on the wing...which comb shot belongs to that one?
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

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    Red-brown (actually Brown-Red) is the color descriptor for one of the recognized colors of Ameraucana - not the color of the eggs OP purchased.
     
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    This is what brown red chicks should have looked like at hatch (from the Ameraucana.org)
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    What females should look like
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    What males would look like
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    See how the patterning and coloration of your birds is not a match for either gender or for newly hatched chicks?
     
  6. Dexters Mom

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    Center shot is number 2.
    I figured that they are EEs..... The juvenile markings are off.
     
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    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah! Thanks for the clarification. But, still, they look like easter eggers to me.
     
  8. Dexters Mom

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    I do not mind owning EEs!!! I already have 5 of them and they are sweet girls.
    What upsets me is that I did not get what was advertised! A 100% blue egger.

    I assumed that I would eventually end up with one or two pullets that lay blue/green eggs.
     
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  9. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those very well may lay blue/green eggs. The seller was probably trying to target somebody who didn't know how the hens were supposed to look, but knew that the pullets would ultimately lay the egg color you were expecting. And you are right to be irritated about not know what was advertised - i own 5 easter eggers and was also told that they were pure amaraucanas, one of them lays beautiful green eggs, and the rest lay pink.
     
  10. drewskimac

    drewskimac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you order them from, if you don't mind me asking?
     

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