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White Ameraucana photos?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lambchicks, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I have four 6 week old Ameraucana 's that I ordered from Ideal. One is white. Does anyone have a photo of what she will look like when she grows up?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'm sorry dear - but if they are coming from Ideal then they are actually Easter Eggers and not pure Ameraucanas. Not the end of the world though - they do have some really nice EE stock.

    As a rule of thumb - if it comes from a feed store or hatchery it's an EE. True/Pure Ameraucanas tend to come from backyard breeders who adhere to the APA standard.

    Here's one of my fave pics of EE eggs, from fellow BYC member CottageGarden:
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    http://www.apa-abayouthprogramsite.org/Edu_Material/Easter Eggers vs.pdf :

    The EASTER EGGER OR AMERICANA as people like to call them are actually a mish-mash of mixed breeds, with definitely some of the blue laying, lethal gene of the Araucana or Ameraucana mixed in. This is what causes them to lay eggs of several different colors. The eggs can be anywhere from light tan, dark tan, blue, pinkish or even a pale yellow.

    These chickens are actually very pretty, with a mix of color in their feathers and they are often found in the backyard flock that farmers use for egg layers. Of course with all of the beautiful colors they became known as the Easter Eggers because they look like eggs we color for Easter.

    Being these Easter Eggers are a cross breed type of chicken their feathers can be as colorful as a painting with every color imaginable on one bird, whereby the two standard breeds have very definite colors indicative of their particular breeds. The AMERAUCANA and the ARAUCANA are both fancy purebred breeds that are listed in the American Standard of Perfection published by the American Poultry Association and the Bantam Standard that is published by the American Bantam Association.

    The EASTER EGGER/AMERICANA is a cross breed that hatcheries sell to fill the need of the hobby farmer that wants a colorful backyard flock and beautiful eggs. If you don¬ít wish to show your birds, the Easter Egger is the perfect bird for you.​
     
  3. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]So here she is, all grown up. Sorry just had to post this. I think she is a beautiful chicken. Very sweet too. She is much whiter in the Winter than in the summer for some reason. Snow poultry I guess!
     
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  4. heath_elisha

    heath_elisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was she all white as a young chick? We have two EE hens from ideal that are about 8 weeks old and pure white as white can be. I was hoping that they might get some sort of color. One has a beard, the other does not. The color you see on them is poop lol Their eyes are a blue/green color too

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  5. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yours are beautiful too!
    I think that is her in my avatar photo with the dog. But after the baby fuzz left she has always been all white. She is really more the color of yours right now. That photo was back in the summer and she had been in the mud. I want to hatch some of her eggs, I have heard that the white is the dominant color trait. But I have no EE roo.
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    you can use any rooster you want to the chicks will still be ee's just a 2nd genaration ee
     
  7. lambchicks

    lambchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info hdowden.
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one was close to white...with some yellowish..
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  9. littlebluechick

    littlebluechick New Egg

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    She is beautiful! I just received another batch of chicks from Ideal. I've been ordering from them for nine years now and have had eight Americauna hens from them, all which have layed BLUE and teal eggs. (In fact, I have one now that STILL lays a beautiful blue egg, and she is at least five years old.) They are big, healthy, and very pretty hens. This is the first time I recieved a WHITE hen from them and my daughters and I are excited to watch her grow up. Thanks for the lovely photo!
     
  10. ray24

    ray24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is probably a little late to post this but this is what a true white ameraucana looks like. :) [​IMG]
     
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