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what might these chickens be?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gardenguy, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. gardenguy

    gardenguy Hatching

    Jul 14, 2011
    My husband bought some chicks at the local feed store on May 9th. He was told these two were Ameraucanas, but we're not sure. They do have greenish/gray legs but the multi-colored one doesn't look like any pictures of any chickens I've seen. Also, the multi-colored one seems to be "crowing" though we were told the feed store only sold hens, no roosters. Can anyone tell me if this is indeed a hen or possibly a rooster?[​IMG]

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are not Ameraucanas. They're Easter Eggers. No hatcheries sell true Ameraucanas, have to get those from a breeder.

    The one with all the orangey red in the wings is a rooster, yes.
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Songster

    Apr 3, 2010
    Nenana, AK
    That's a lovely pair of Easter Eggers. The intense red splotches over the back, the long skinny saddle feathers (right in front of the tail), and the bright red comb on the one are all signs that say it's a roo.
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Songster

    Feb 5, 2010
    Missouri Ozarks
    They're both Easter Eggers. One girl (yellow/black one) and one boy. [​IMG]
  5. gardenguy

    gardenguy Hatching

    Jul 14, 2011
    Thank you everyone for your replies! We'll see what the rooster does as far as crowing, so far none of the neighbors have complained but as he matures, he may decide to crow more!

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