Welsummer or Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by morgank09, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. morgank09

    morgank09 New Egg

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    Hi there!

    My boyfriend and I bought three baby chicks the end of May 2014. We got a Buff Orpington, a Silver Laced Wyandotte and dundundun!!!! Either a Welsummer or an Ameraucana. These two breeds were next to each other in bins and my boyfriend swears our chicken Brownie is an Ameraucana, I thought she's a Welsummer. Or is she something else? We've googled pictures of these breeds and just cannot decide what she is! Help!

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    Brownie (Unknown) and Lola (Buff Orpington)

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    Brownie is back left. Lola the Buff in front of her and Jinx the Silver Laced Wyandotte on her right.

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    Younger Brownie

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    Very young Brownie

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    Lola, left and Brownie, right.

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    She looks evil here but I swear she isn't! Whatever the breed, very friendly! And I love her fluffy cheeks.


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    Here's them all resting on perch! Brownie, Lola, Jinx.

    If you can identify Brownie's breed or have any insight please help!
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    Neither - your bird is a pretty Easter Egger pullet (often misrepresented and sold as Ameraucana)
     
  3. MisfitMarie

    MisfitMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like my Specks, an Easter Egger (Ameraucana cross--mine were crossed with a Black Copper Maran). I have six of them:

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    The puffy cheeks give it away, not being a Welsummer. =)
     
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  4. HanwellChickens

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    She's an Easter Egger. She looks just like my Martha :) Welsumers don't have fluffy cheeks or beards. My girl lays a nice green egg.
     
  5. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like an EE for sure. You should get a blue or green egg from her! [​IMG]
     
  6. morgank09

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    Thank you everyone! She has been laying nice green eggs nearly everyday since mid November!!
     
  7. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like an Easter Egger to me.
     
  8. MisfitMarie

    MisfitMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooo, jealous! I can't wait until my girls start laying. They're four months old now.... I can hardly wait!
     
  9. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    For future reference this can help you ID breeds as a Welsummer would be expected to lay dark brown eggs and an Ameraucana would be expected to lay blue eggs - both per their breed standards. EE are cross/mixed breed birds created using blue egg laying parentage crossed with more common breeds (for the sake of being able to turn out more chicks) and often results in offspring that lay shades of green, blue or even cream/brown/pinkish.
     
  10. BantamLover21

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    She's a beautiful Easter Egger!
     

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