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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kat1117, Aug 5, 2014.
It is an Ameraucana . I have 2 very smart chickens I would recommend them to anyone.
Thank you she is 17 weeks and just layed a blue egg. Is this also called an Easter egger?
Its a Easter Egger.
Yes and no -- your bird is an Easter Egger -- a mixed breed bird that is created using Ameraucana/Araucana parentage with a bird of a different breed. These birds, EE, are often sold by hatcheries, feed stores, etc as "Americauanas" or even the correct spelling of Ameraucana - but the Ameraucana is an actual breed, as opposed to the mixed breed Easter Egger. Generally speaking, with the exception of working with a couple very specific hatcheries, if you are being sold an Americana/Ameraucana you are going to be getting an Easter Egger unless you are purchasing your birds from a reputable breeder.
she came from a feed and seed store in a batch that was supposed to be barred rocks.
She is gorgeous! I'd love to have a hen like that and an early layer of blue eggs! Bonus!
You can never really tell what you're going to get when you get chicks from a hatchery, but to me she almost looks like a blue wheaten Ameraucana, but also she looks mixed. It's hard to tell, but she has pretty good coloring for a blue wheaten.
I can for sure say NOT a barred rock lol. My guess is EE.
Easter egger hen.