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What gender are these Americaunas? 7-10W

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by unicorncorner12, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. unicorncorner12

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  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Easter Eggers, not Ameraucanas, and you have two cockerels and two (likely) pullets. Using photo four as a reference: Left is a cockerel, front right is a cockerel, back right is probably a pullet, and middle is probably a pullet.
     
  5. unicorncorner12

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    Why do you say EE and not Ameraucanas? We purchased them as that and they came from a farm who only had them.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    It's extremely common for EEs to be missold as real Ameraucanas. It is also incorrect. Easter Eggers are a cousin of the Ameraucana and are a type rather than a breed. They have no varieties and can be any color and are not a "real" breed. Many will lay blue or green eggs, but not all. Ameraucanas, on the other hand, are always seen in a specific color variety (e.g. Blue, Wheaten, Lavender), are bred to a Standard, and are quite a bit rarer and more expensive (you might pay $5 for an EE chick but $15-$20 for an Ameraucana chick).

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  7. junebuggena

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    Nonstandard colors and clean faced. Can't be Ameraucana. Most birds sold as Ameraucana are actually Easter Eggers. The easiest way to figure out if you have Easter Eggers or Ameraucana is how they were advertised. Ameraucana are always sold with a color/variety specified. If no color/variety is specified at purchase, they are most likely Easter Eggers.

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    L to R - cockerel, pullet, cockerel, pullet.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with junebuggena
     

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