- Aug 18, 2013
hi got americana hen that's old 8 I know she a americana but what color breed she is? Is she just called black and white color? Don't be mean please her name is cupcake
The "Americana" isn't a breed, its a cross. There aren't really breed standard colors to describe them - but if I had to convey the sense of the thing?? "Spangled" seems to fit. Perhaps "Blue Spangled"
That said, I raise Mutts. My answer is merely holding place till someone more expert can answer.
'Americana' Is just another word for the type of chicken called an easter egger. These are all crosses and mutts, so there are no official colors. Easter Eggers USUALLY have a pea comb, sometimes have muffs, beards, or both, and can lay blue, green, pink, or brown eggs. Ameraucanas (note the spelling) have a standard, come in recognized colors, breed true, and always lay blue eggs. They always have muffs, beards, pea combs, and slate legs. So, in short, Cupcake is an easter egger that don't come in specific colors. She's also adorable!!!
I've seen blue, black, splash, lavender, barred, cuckoo, lacing, don't know what to call the almost polka-dot pattern on the chest. 8 yrs old! FWIW in her younger days she'd have been darker, they get lighter each molt.