What is Hank? EE or Ameraucana?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BigBirdJano, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. BigBirdJano

    BigBirdJano Out Of The Brooder

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    I adopted Hank from a friend of a friend who runs a CO-OP He claims he is an Ameraucana. Since he came from a Hatchery (I am assuming) The possibility he is an pure Ameraucana is probably slim and none, but I just wanted to see what other peoples opinions are. Either way I think he is very good looking. Also, what would his coloration be considered. Duckwing? I know there are plenty of resources to find all this out, I just don't have the time to take to weed through it all. So Thank You in advance!
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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    He is a silver (with a lot of red bleed through) EE rooster. But still very pretty!
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    EE rooster
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely an Easter Egger rooster, but a pretty one.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Easter egger. Don't be upset with your friend, he likely purchased the bird as an Ameraucana and would have no reason to think otherwise.
     
  7. BigBirdJano

    BigBirdJano Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I figured he bought it from a hatchery and they don't have a hatchery that sells "real" Ameraucanas. I am alright with the EE's they should lay pretty eggs!
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    There's definitely nothing wrong with Easter Eggers. They generally outlay their Ameraucana parents and they are my granddaughter's favorite chickens. She loves the different colored eggs that they lay.
     
  9. Basskids08

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    That's what I figured he bought it from a hatchery and they don't have a hatchery that sells "real" Ameraucanas. I am alright with the EE's they should lay pretty eggs![/quote]

    Just thought I'd let you know that there are now a couple hatcheries that do sell true Amaracanas. I do know that Myers Hatchery is one!:)
     
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  10. Michael OShay

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    Just thought I'd let you know that there are now a couple hatcheries that do sell true Amaracanas. I do know that Myers Hatchery is one![​IMG][/QUOTE]

    You're right. Meyer Hatchery sells Blue Ameraucanas, which are a true breed, not hybrids like Easter Eggers.
     
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