what are the odds my rumpless easter egger is a pure breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by UBkevy, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 12 week old easter egger with no rump. it has feathered slower then the others and seems to walk more upright then the others. Whats the chance its a pure breed bird and not a mutt
     
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I suppose it depends where you got them. If they came from a hatchery, most likely the lil rumpless guy was a fluke, but if the chicks came from a breeder who has rumpless ameruaca then hey its totally possible [​IMG]
     
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purebred Easter Egger is an oxymoron.
     
  4. v.cyr

    v.cyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think they are wondering if what they bought as an EE is actually a purebred... since EEs are usually Ameraucana mixes, and Ameraucanas are spinoffs of Araucanas(IIRC), so the rumplessness could be a throwback, right?
     
  5. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know a pure breed EE is not a real thing i ment what are the odds its an Araucana. i did not think that the rumpless gene would show up in a cross, or that it was hightly unlikley
     
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 [​IMG]
     
  7. Sailing Dede

    Sailing Dede Out Of The Brooder

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    Can you post a picture?
    I'm curious of the colour [​IMG]
     
  8. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    v.cyr :

    Quote:I think they are wondering if what they bought as an EE is actually a purebred... since EEs are usually Ameraucana mixes, and Ameraucanas are spinoffs of Araucanas(IIRC), so the rumplessness could be a throwback, right?

    Actually, Ameraucanas are spin-offs of EEs.​
     
  9. UBkevy

    UBkevy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its color is columbian
     
  10. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    v.cyr :

    Quote:I think they are wondering if what they bought as an EE is actually a purebred... since EEs are usually Ameraucana mixes, and Ameraucanas are spinoffs of Araucanas(IIRC), so the rumplessness could be a throwback, right?

    While ameraucanas were recognised at a later date, they were not developed FROM araucanas, but from the same imported south american breed crosses. Just different breeders had different ideas about what the "araucana" should look like. When araucanas were recognised as rumpless and tufted WITHOUT beards and muffs, those breeders who disagreed with that standard chose to continue working toward the standard THEY wanted: beards & muffs and tails.

    In other countries the standard for araucanas differ from ours, and can include tails, tufts & beard/muffs and even a crest.​
     

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