What is this little fella?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by laurenjean, May 17, 2018.

  1. laurenjean

    laurenjean In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2016
    So I bought my chicks at our local agway. My 3 kids each researched(the 5 year old may just have looked at pictures) to decide what breed they wanted based on what the store had available.
    My daughter picked a buff orpington who seems to be about a week older than the other 2 and almost definitely a pullet, my youngest son picked a barred rock(or hard rock as he calls it) and she is a little pullet as well.
    My oldest son loved the idea of colored eggs and he picked out an ameraucana.
    Based on looking at the forums I now realize this chick may not even be an ameraucan, and might be an EE. Is 3 weeks to early to tell? The chick is also pretty huge compared to others and is really slow feathering. Could it be a roo?

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Crossing the Road

    Sep 20, 2015
    Southern N.C. Mountains
    I don't have a clue:confused:

    Just dropped in to say "Hi":frow "Hard Rock" just too cute!
  3. Wolfefarmyard

    Wolfefarmyard Songster

    Aug 18, 2017
    Gansevoort, NY
    Not sure about the gender, I think you need to post more pictures in a few weeks. But since it came from a feed store, it's not an Easter egger. The only place that you can really get true Ameraucanas from is breeders. I really hate that so many places mislabel Easter eggers. I know that it can be so confusing and misleading. Anyways, I wish you luck:thumbsup
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

    Jun 9, 2017
    N.W. Missouri
    Easter Egger

    Unless chicks are labeled as Ameraucanas (note the spelling) and specified as a specific color, they are EEs.

    Easter Eggers lay mainly green, blue, and pinky eggs. But they can also just lay white or brown. It's because they are just a lot of mixed breeds.
  5. laurenjean

    laurenjean In the Brooder

    Mar 14, 2016
    Thanks for all the input! I know they had it spelled correctly at the store, which makes it more lame that they'd do that. We love this little fella anyway and the kids are having a blast with their babies :D

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