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?

  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    Looks like a EE
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  3. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 3, 2017
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    How old?
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  4. coach723

    coach723 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2015
    North Florida
    I'm going to say EE. There are 8 accepted colors for Americaunas, which are shown here:
    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:
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  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2016
    NW Missouri
    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

    Apr 26, 2017
    Bridgeport CT
    Yours looks like my easter egger :) except mine has a clean face. She's 9.5 weeks old.

    Attached Files:

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  7. ChickenMama6RIR

    ChickenMama6RIR Chicken Obsessed

    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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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