Which Breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lpstony, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. lpstony

    lpstony Just Hatched

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    This is my Ameraucana Rooster. Can someone please tell me which one it is?
    He was supposed to be a hen but he turned out to be a very beautiful bird.
    My niece named him Wolfy
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    This is a lovely Easter Egger rooster....often misrepresented as true Ameraucana by hatcheries and, in turn, retail stores.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He's what's called an Easter egger.

    Hatcheries, and thus the feed stores, often mis-represent their Easter eggers as Ameraucana or Aracauna. It's quite a common thing. But all most folks want is a pretty bird that lays colored eggs, and that's exactly what EE are. course, you hit the Oops lotto and don't even get the pretty eggs [​IMG]
     
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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Easter Egger.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. lpstony

    lpstony Just Hatched

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    What about this one [​IMG]
     
  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    They're both beautiful Easter Eggers. [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Second one is an Easter egger hen.

    Chicks bought from a feed store are going to be Easter eggers, not Ameraucana. No matter what the sign says [​IMG]
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Easter Egger pullet (or hen, depending on age)
     

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