Ameraucana? Mixed?

Discussion in 'What Breed/Gender is This?' started by JayC79, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. JayC79

    JayC79 New Member

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    Can anyone tell me what they think the breed and sex is?
     

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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    It does look like an Ameraucana. And female.
     

  3. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Looks ameracauna, I have 3 that look similar
     
  4. Nm156

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    Easter egger
     
  5. JayC79

    JayC79 New Member

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    Yes I have more kinda the same I'll post.
     

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  6. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Eater egger or olive egger.Her legs are gray,I think Ameraucanas have yellow legs but don't quote me on that.
     
  7. Nm156

    Nm156 Well-Known Member

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    Ameraucana only have black/slate colored legs. EEs usually will green colored legs but can come in any color.



    ETA black
     
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  8. JayC79

    JayC79 New Member

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    Yeah legs are darker grey and even the comb is darker in color.
     
  9. JayC79

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    Sorry that was for the first chicken that is black.
     
  10. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Which ones have the yellow legs?Someone told me the actual Ameraucanas had yellow legs and the EE and OE had gray colored legs.Just curious,I like to get my facts right....:D
     
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  12. JayC79

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    The characteristics to meet the APA Standard for a true Ameraucana are as follows;
    Must be a blue egg layer. The shade of blue can vary, but it must be blue.
    Must have ‘pea’ combs; A small, plump red comb towards the front of head.
    Must be bearded and muffed. They appear to have a beard of feathers.
    Cannot have ear tufts.
    Must have slate blue legs. Although the black variety sometimes have black legs.
    Males must have red ear lobes.
    There are 8 accepted feather colours; Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten, White.
     
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  13. JayC79

    JayC79 New Member

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    I'm new to all this but I think Easter Eggers are not a true breed so the legs can be any color.
     
  14. JayC79

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    Yup I agree Nm156
     
  15. seminolewind

    seminolewind SuperModerator Staff Member

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    I think EEs are anything that resembles an Ameraucana but isn't.
     
  16. Maryellen

    Maryellen Well-Known Member

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    Ee's can have any leg color, and some will lay regular color eggs, not all ee's lay blue or green eggs (unless you breed certain breeds with blue and green genes) . Then there are olive eggers, they can look like anything and have any color legs and lay different shades of olive eggs
     
  17. chickenqueen

    chickenqueen Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok,I got my Ameraucanas from McMurray.Did I get actual Ameraucanas or EE's or OE's?All I get anymore are green eggs,including green eggs from their mixed offspring except one and she lays brown eggs.I love their fuzzy faces and colored eggs.
     
  18. JayC79

    JayC79 New Member

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    Yup I love em too between Americana and EE I've got over 10 lol lets say
     
  19. Nm156

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    Hatchery EEs have some Ameraucana and some Araucana blood in them,but they also have production blood in them.If it says it can lay brown , blue ,pink or green eggs it is an Easter Egger.
     
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  20. Maryellen

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    Ameracaunas lay blue eggs. To really get a true one go to a breeder not a hatchery. Hatcheries sell ee's and maybe olive eggers. I've never seen an olive egger at a hatchery but I don't look for them. But ee's are a favorite of hatcheries.