What am I

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lilshadow, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. lilshadow

    lilshadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what this little chick is. It is suppose to be an americana, but I have seen several chicks that look like this that aren't. I ordered americana's.
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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Looks like an EE to me.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Doesn't have green legs characteristic of an EE, but since you got them from a hatchery, they will all be EE's unless that's a packing peanut.
     
  4. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    Quote:That's what I was thinking.
     
  5. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One problem regarding Ameraucanas is that they come in so many colors! I think my Dahlia is an Ameraucana. NYREDS, a member of this forum thinks she is a blue Ameraucana, but couldn't swear because she is so young in the picture he saw and she wasn't posing properly. Here is a picture of her a little older and standing. What do y'all think? She looks more black than blue to me, but I don't even know how to tell the difference in an EE and an Ameraucana. I've read the best way to assure you get a pure Ameraucana is to order from a breeder instead of a hatchery. Dahlia was a freebie from Dixiebirds in Florida (see Dixiebirds.com) who sent the silkie Serama breeder pair I won on Ovabid.com. If she is the real Ameraucana, you might want to get in touch with Dixiebirds to get some.

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  6. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I don't know if she's a pure Ameraucana, but she's definately a blue [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    There are always exceptions so the best way to see if they are "pure" so to say, is to compare them to the APA standard of perfection for the breed to see if the characteristics match up right. I'm not an EE expert though.
     
  8. airmom1c05

    airmom1c05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a link or pictures from an Ameraucana Standard site! There was no mention of leg/shank color in the standard! I found pics of chicks with yellow legs here. Dahlia does look just like the blue Ameraucana pictures of the bantam. I thought she was going to be a large bird, but it may be too soon to tell. I would think she would be much larger by now even though she is growing. The only thing I notice missing (could be because she is still young) is the presence of muffs and beard which would disqualify her in a show.

    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html
     

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