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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5770amber, Nov 2, 2015.
All 4 were sold to us as ameraucanas. Are they really or are they EE?
They're Easter Eggers.
This is the second time lol. I can't figure out how to tell them apart! These are 3-4m old.
Here's a copy of my response to another poster with the same question.....
They're Easter eggers.
Easiest way to tell is by price. If you're paying less than $5 a chick, they're Easter eggers
Second is by supplier. I don't know of any true Ameraucana breeders that are going to source chicks to a feed store. And again, they'd be a lot more $$.
The most "correct" way is the color of the bird. Like any breed of animal, there are accepted colors for Ameraucana. Your birds don't meet those colors, so they're not true bred birds.
When you buy, say a Plymouth Rock, you don't just buy a Rock. You buy a barred Rock, or a white Rock, or a partridge Rock, etc. Same with Ameraucana. You buy a Wheaton Ameraucana, or a black Ameraucana, etc.
Definitely Easter Eggers. Ameraucanas have to conform to SOP standards meaning pea combs, muffs, beards, slate blue legs, and standard colors which are black, blue, blue wheaten, brown red, buff, silver, wheaten, and white. Any bird that deviates from any of these standards in any way is considered to be an Easter Egger and not a true Ameraucana.
Ok. It doesn't really matter they are just for eggs. I just hate being told they are one breed and find its another. We just got them a few weeks ago from a guy who breeds and I asked if they were EE and he said no they are Ameraucana. They were $10 each. Is that a bad price?
$10 for an EE of that age is a pretty average price, yes. It's not like you got took or anything. And to give the seller the benefit of the doubt, he probably doesn't know they're not Ameraucana. After all, the hatchery sold them as Ameraucana, why wouldn't they be?
I have yet to find a real ameraucana lol they all turn out to be EE. Thank you!