What Breed am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenangelcat, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought two chicks from a guy down the road. He said they are Ameraucana but there seems to be a common misconception about the labeling of these birds.

    They are grey with a little bit of brown on the breast. Is the grey one in the photo Ameraucana, easter egger or something else? (the other is a barred rock).

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2010
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    The blue one might possibly be an Ameraucana, but I'm just gonna say, they are both Easter Eggers.

    But they're pretty...
     
  3. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry the one behind is a barred rock. I don't have a pic of the other grey one. When dh gets home I'll try and get them both in a pic together.
     
  4. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    ther are EE
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Sorry I assumed (as well as the other poster) that those two were the two you were referencing.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The blue one looks to me like an Ameraucana - proper comb type, color, and legs. But the problem is that it is clean faced (no muffs or beard) which can indeed happen. There's a well known breeder here in WA who even (unknowingly?) sells BBS Ameraucanas who throw clean faced offspring.

    So technically it is an Easter Egger, but you're guaranteed for a blue egg. [​IMG]
     
  7. jenangelcat

    jenangelcat Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the lack of bird and muff the only thing making them not Ameracuanas? I just went and had a closer looksie at them this morning and they both definitely have a little beard and muff. I don't remember seeing on them the last time I took the pic but it's visible now. So cute!
     
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