Why is this not an Aricauna what makes us believe she’s an Easter Egger?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by J99, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. J99

    J99 Songster

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    I was looking through the traits of Aricaunas and she fits them all but I’ve been told she’s an Easter egger can you tell me how you can tell? 2BE8298D-A08F-4685-AA7B-A1AA3317693D.png 3602634B-4343-4A3A-ADD6-10FD4BA7847D.png
     
  2. RaineyTN

    RaineyTN Chirping

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    Araucana has no tail, your thinking of ameraucana. Here are some of my whites.

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  3. ChickTenMama88

    ChickTenMama88 In the Brooder

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    First thing that jumps out to me is true Araucana are rumpless, no tails, so yours having one rules her out.
     
  4. J99

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    Ok I see and Americaunas have poofier cheeks right? so is everyone in agreement it’s an Easter egger then
     
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Does it truly make a difference most often birds sold by feed stores are EE
    yes yours are not rumpless
     
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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    She has no traits of an Araucana besides for the pea comb and the possible blue eggs. Araucanas and true Ameraucanas will never be found for sale as chicks at feed stores.
    Your bird resembles a true Ameraucana for the most part, except for her coloring and leg color.
    Easter Egger hens:
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  7. J99

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    See? she doesn’t look anything like them
     
  8. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Easter Eggers come in a wide range of colors and patterns. The one your pullet is sporting is very common.
     
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  9. J99

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    So since she looks basically like a true Americauna except coloring basically means she’s mixed with an Americauna and something else? So will her eggs be blue or green?
     
  10. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    She has Ameraucana in her make up. Not recently but many generations back. Hatchery Easter Eggers are just Easter Eggers bred together. There is a very good chance that she will lay blue or green eggs, shade may be very light or very dark. But there is also a chance she can lay a tinted, white, or brown egg. The first Easter Egger hen I posted lays tinted eggs.
     
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