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Yes...another Ameracauna/EE post...Pleeeeeeeeeeese still look!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by imloulou, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. imloulou

    imloulou Out Of The Brooder

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    OK...I have been through all the Ameracauna/EE posts. (really...I have for weeks as the hens have grown...I wanted to wait until they were old enough to maybe tell)

    I have two 17 week old hens that I cannot figure out. The most helpful post I found was one here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=12181&p=2

    I am positive they are not Araucanas...they are not rumpless. I think they are Easter Eggers BUT they do not have green legs. Their legs are slate...They are more gray than green.

    I did find a hen that looks a lot like mine (except for exact color) on the Ameracauna.org site:

    http://www.ameraucana.org/scrapbook_files/lfbrownredf.JPG

    Can anyone tell what my hens are? I think the only thing that would keep these from being Ameracaunas would be the color. They have not started laying yet.

    Any ideas?

    editing to add: It does not matter to us what they are...they are beautiful hens...but I just want to know for myself (I am like this and am sure I drive people around me nuts [​IMG] )

    Moe:

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    Cocoa:
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  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    those are very pretty
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think they're Easter Eggers. EE do not necessarily have green legs, although quite alot of them do.
     
  4. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    They look like EE but they kinda look like russian orloffs in the face? You might just have to wait till they begin laying.
    Christina
     
  5. imloulou

    imloulou Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Chicken_boy...I love the way they look too!

    Cynthia- so green legs would be a definite sign of being an Easter Egger?...but not all Easter Eggers have green legs? Is that right?

    Christina-you are so right about the Russian Orloff...I went on Feathersite.com and the neck is very similiar. I was thinking maybe mine was a cross between the Russian Orloff and an Ameracauna but they say that the R.O. is a poor layer of brown eggs.

    Here is another pic of mine that really shows that strange fluffy head (I think this is Moe...it is hard to tell in this one):

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    Keep the opinions comin'...[​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say if they had green legs, you're right, definite EEs. BUT, just because they do NOT have green eggs, does not necessarily mean they're Ameraucanas. It depends on their breeding, the stock they came from. Easter Eggers can have any color leg and lay any color egg. Ameraucanas must have slate legs and should lay an egg in the blue color family. Still, they're pretty birds. I had two EE/Barred Rock cross pullets who now live with rooster-red and they were a couple of the prettiest girls I've ever had here.
    (Did I get all that right, Jody?) [​IMG]
     
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  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Definately not Ameraucana. Very pretty girls, but not a standard color so not an Ameraucana.

    That strange fluffy head is a beard. EE's Ameraucana's, Orloff's, D'Anvers and dozens of other breeds sport beards, it's kind of like a curly tail on a dog, you'll find it in dozens of breeds, but it doesn't mean they're related. [​IMG]
     
  8. imloulou

    imloulou Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Cynthia,
    I guess I have a few weeks to wait to see what color egg they lay! I love these girls...they are so funny and expressive.
    Thank you for the explanation!

    It really does not matter to me what they are but I am so...uh...well..."picky" I guess (for lack of a better word)...Whether it is plants, food, chickens, etc....I just have to research and find out exactly what it is...it is the process and what I learn in that process that I love...not so much the end result...

    I will post when they start laying but any further opinions are welcome in the meantime!! [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  9. imloulou

    imloulou Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks Ella!! I was wondering if anyone would recognize mine as not being the standard colors of an Ameraucana. That was the biggest thing that I could not figure out...I had found a site that stated (in words) what the standard colors were but I could not visualize what those standards might look like.

    I had searched a lot on the internet for photos of hens that looked like mine but could not find them. Your info above helps me a lot....I had seen examples of beards on other chickens but it seemed like the beard on mine just took up half its neck and it is just odd. (to me)

    Easter Eggers really are MUTTS aren't they? And I guess that knowing the standards is the only way of knowing if you have an Ameracauna (well....that and knowing the exact parents?)

    Thanks guys!!!!!
    Lisa
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I agree they are likely EEs as well. Where did you get them? They have beautiful beards and are really pretty birds.

    Jody
     

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