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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by missychicky, Jul 15, 2010.
This is my americana amber. I know she's an americauna but what kind i'm not sure. Any Ideas?
She is an EE (Easter Egger)
The hatcherys sell them as the real thing but they are not. They are usually a mix.
She is pretty....
looks like a EE and it is a hen
She is a hatchery quality Ameraucana. In other words, she is an Easter Egger hen. There are some threads on BYC that will help explain the difference for you.
Well she lays green eggs instead of blue... Doesn't that mean she isn't a easter egger?
No. Ameracaunas lay BLUE eggs. Easter Eggers lay green, brown, white, olive, etc.
EE's can lay any color egg, green, blue, white, brown, and they can have any colored legs as well. Ameraucana's you must get from an actual breeder. Hatcheries sell Easter Eggers misnamed Ameraucana's. She is pretty looks like my EE Munk
So she's not a mix? Could I show her? And is an easter egger an actual breed? What makes a chickens an easter egger? I'm really confused now, could you post some pictures of americanas, easter eggers, and araucanas so I know the diffrence? Thanks.
Quote:LOL you sound just like I did when I got my Easter Egger. Easter Eggers are 100% mutt chickens. No offensive of course, they are wonderful, but they are bred specifically for the ability to lay ANY color egg. Usually the hope is for a green or blue egg. Easter Eggers do not have breed standards like most breeds. They can look any way, have muffs on cheeks, or not. Have any color legs. Have essentially ANY kind of comb and color. I would suggest going to the Breeds and Showing thread, there are a few threads specific to Easter Eggers, Ameraucana's, and Araucana's. They have pictures and discussions on the certain breeds.
And unfortunately, as I just saw in my county fair - you can show her if you want. My neighbor showed her "Ameraucana" and took a blue ribbon. Next day, a green egg is sitting in the cage with her at the poultry barn, clear confirmation that she's a pretty little EE, not an Ameraucana.