True, pure Ameraucana or Easter Egger or ???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenmama22, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. chickenmama22

    chickenmama22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone gave me this chicken and said she is a "couple months old" and a "true Ameraucana." Her comb is dark red which means older than 2 months. What do you think? I have her isolated where there are lights, but she has not laid an egg yet.

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  2. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she's an Easter Egger. Her legs are a very green color and I don't think her feathers are a recognized color. Her comb is very red, I bet she's either laying or very close to it!
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    easter egger
     
  4. mstrawn3

    mstrawn3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, easter egger...and she's way older than two months!
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Easter Egger
     
  6. chickenmama22

    chickenmama22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I knew my BYC friends would know the truth! Yes, I think she's much older than a few months. I don't mind. I have a place for another Easter Egger in the flock -- mainly to increase the hen to roo ratio.

    If I put her in a coop with a dark egg layer (Marans or Welsummer), what color eggs will the female offspring produce? Her "earlobes" are a yellowish color. I can't wait to see what color eggs she'll lay.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You can't really fault the person who gave her to you, they probably got her from a hatchery and believed that's what she was.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if she lays a blue or green egg the offspring should lay an olive colored egg
     
  9. chickenmama22

    chickenmama22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help on the egg color hdowden!
    I don't blame the guy who gave her to me. True Ameraucanas are too rare around here for someone to just give one away. However, the guy ("kid" - in his early 20s?) did mention that their family had an araucana, so I thought maybe he did have access to rarer birds. He got the hen from someone else who said she was an Ameraucana. Maybe I'll have an egg from her tomorrow. One of my Golden Lakenvelder pullets laid her first egg today at 19.5 weeks! I'm so happy about that!

    Thanks again for all the help!
     

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