What breed and color?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SilverDuck284, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I swapped a BO hen yesterday for an Ameracauna hen, and upon further inquiry I have to wonder if she's not an EE. On the other hand, could she be a non standard color of Ameracauna? She lays blue eggs (so I was told, haven't gotten one yet), a pea comb, muffs, beard, and slate legs. But she's not one of the colors listed. In fact, I have no idea what this color/pattern is even called. But I read somewhere that if you cross the atandard colors you can get mixed colors that are still -technically- purebred.

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    I'm perfectly fine with whatever she is, I'm excited about the blue eggs. I'd just like to have my facts strait so I don't go spreading misinformation about the breed. Thanks for any help and if you need more pics, just let me know.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Most birds people call Ameraucana are EEs and essentially mutts so could be any color. What people are going for is egg color, not feather color.
     
  3. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen a lot of threads asking is it one or the other, but it seems that EE's tend to be missing one or more of the traits I listed. Such as wrong color legs, or wrong comb.

    In any case. Is there a name for this color/pattern of feathers?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    To be an EE all a hen has to do is lay a colored egg - blue, green or pinkish.

    Ameraucana hen come in certain colors and lay blue eggs
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a EE. No certain color.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She's an Easter egger, and like most EE hens, there's no specific name for her color.
     
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  7. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Her legs are green, not slate. Slate is much more of a blue, grey color than that. She's a pretty Easter Egger.
     
  8. SilverDuck284

    SilverDuck284 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for clarifying, and I agree, she's very pretty. Thank you.
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    I've only had one. Mine has a lot more white. I don't really care the color. She's a nice mellow bird and has laid a huge green egg from the beginning. That's all that counts. She's been through a couple predator attacks and still hangs in there. She's also gone broody and raised clutches several times.
     

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