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What Breed is this? I was told Americana.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 6Micks, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. 6Micks

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    This is my 6-7 week old "American"? I was told Americana or Easter Egger. Not sure if Hen or Rooster yet. (Tail was bitten off by my dog. All healed now. Need to introduce back into flock, but that is another discussion.) Can anyone tell me what breed this is? Gender would be nice too. Thanks.
     
  2. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you have an Easter Egger (EE) there. Ameraucanas are typically only available through breeders, and are sold as a specific variety (color - black, silver, blue, etc.). The color you have there is not an accepted variety (color) of Ameraucana. Americana is just another term people use for EEs. Many people are easily confused about the difference between Ameraucanas and Americanas.

    By the looks of the coloring, I would guess it's an EE cockerel (males tend to often have the splotchy brown on their wings). If you could include a close-up picture of the comb, that would be helpful. Many times you can see three ridges running down the comb on males, whereas females tend to only have one ridge. It's not a guarantee, but it does help narrow things down a bit.
     
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  3. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    That looks like an Easter Egger to me. A better pic from the side would help me confirm that. I'm really pretty bad with gender but a better pic might help me give you an idea. Hopefully someone else can pipe in with gender. :)
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Could you get a better picture? How old is it? Chances are it is an Easter Egger.
     
  5. 6Micks

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    Can't upload picture from my phone. I'll get a better pic later. Pretty sure it's a Cockrell by its behavior. Was hoping for a hen.
     
  6. 6Micks

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    Well, the verdict is in. 'Amy', as the girls have been calling it, started crowing a few days ago. Se we have a tailess EE Rooster.
     
  7. 6Micks

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    Thought I would send a photo of Amy now. Tail grew out fine. He is doing great!
     
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  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Thanks for the update. He's a fine looking young man!

    I had an Ee rooster years ago named Bette [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Truly handsome EE rooster
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    He certainly grew up to be a beautiful boy!
     

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