What color are these Ameraucanas going to be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bil, May 14, 2009.

  1. Bil

    Bil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this really isn't a breed or gender question but I thought this was the best place to post this.

    Here are 5 chicks that I just hatched out from some eggs that I purchased with some Black Australorp eggs. I don't know much about Ameraucanas and they are very cute chicks so I would like to find out what color to call these. Thanks for any help you can give.

    Chick 1 (ok, I'm pretty sure this one is going to be a Buff)
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    Bil
     
  2. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They Look like Easter egger chicks(mixed breed coloured egg layers with beards and muffs that hatcheries sell as Araucana/Ameraucana) to me so they will feather out to who knows what unidentifiable colour(since they are a mixed breed), so you can call them whatever your heart feels like.

    They sure are cute!!

    Anna
     
  3. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

    Mar 31, 2008
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    From the EE chicks I have and have had, I would say the first one is going to be a mixture of light brown and white. The yellow usually turns white. The others will be pretty much the same darkish mix. Just a guess from my experience these past two years.
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Chickenmaven

    Chickenmaven Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2009
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    Here are some very good photos, from the Ameraucans breeders website.
    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook.html

    You have some cute birds, there! From viewing the Ameraucana site, I would say that your brownish birds will be Silver Ameraucanas - cool!
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If they are Easter Eggers, you won't be able to tell exactly what color they'll be. If they are from a breeder of true Ameraucanas, just look on the breeders club website and see the color photos.
     
  7. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like EE. Its hard to tell what EE are going to like grown up because they are mixed breed.

    Green legs= Easter egger.
     
  8. hyzenthlay

    hyzenthlay Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine looked like #2. and here is the head of mine now...it's mostly black and white at 7 weeks.

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  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    They're very cute chicks! What color eggs did the seller send you? Were they blue or green? If they were green eggs, your chicks are easter eggers (which is the kind I have & love). Most ameraucana breeders would let you know what color ameraucanas to expect, but many egg sellers don't realize the difference and think they are sending 'ameraucana' eggs out, but they're really sending what we know as EE's.
     

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