To EE or not to EE. That is the question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by azurbanclucker, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. azurbanclucker

    azurbanclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been going back and forth with this girl on breed. When we got her, the store said she was an Ameracauna. The more research I did online, the more convinced I was that she's an EE. Now with the beard and muffs she's got showing, I'm starting to doubt myself.

    BYC pros, what kind of bird is my Merry?

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  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a EE
     
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  3. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old?
     
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  4. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say EE. There are 8 accepted colors for Americaunas, which are shown here: http://ameraucanaalliance.org/photos.html
    I have EE's and some have the muffs &/or beards, and some do not, color range is really broad. I have also raised EE's crossed with other breeds and likewise some of those have the muffs/beards and some do not. Unless you are planning on showing them it doesn't really matter. My EE's are some of the friendliest and easiest going birds, and I have a EE/Wyandotte rooster who is really awesome and sweet. The vast majority of time when "Americauna" chicks are for sale, they are EE's.
    Here is another (of many) articles discussing the difference: http://www.motherearthnews.com/home...n-ameraucana-and-easter-egg-chickens-zbcz1408
     
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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter Egger. You won't find a Hatchery or Feed Store that sells true Ameraucanas.
     
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  6. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours looks like my easter egger :) except mine has a clean face. She's 9.5 weeks old.
     

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  7. ChickenMama6RIR

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    Looks like an EE. When she begins to lay you will know for sure. Americanas only lay blue eggs, when an EE can lay any color egg.
     
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  8. azurbanclucker

    azurbanclucker Chillin' With My Peeps

    6 months-ish. She lays a beautiful pale blue egg.


    She's laying a blue egg, so that's not gonna help. :) However, I think the general consensus is that I"m not crazy, and she's still an EE. :)
     
  9. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps


    Uhm, no. Meyers sells a blue Ameraucana its the real deal.

    Gary
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    EE and a pretty one. True Ameraucana's are priced MUCH higher than a EE.

    BTW EE's are not a pure breed so cannot be shown, as one.
     
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