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Ameraucana Reviews

Positive Reviews

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Ameraucanas

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Pros: Gerogeous birds, Lay beautiful eggs, I love to show them, Friendly

Cons: None that I can think of

Ameraucanas are georgeous birds. My favorite variety are the blue, but i love them all (white, black, buff, wheaten, blue wheaten, brown red, silver and the un accepted colors too lavender and splash). The blue eggs they lay are so pretty too. Personally Ameraucanas are my favorite breed. The first chicken I ever had was an ameruacana. I love to show them. All of mine are docile, really cold hardy, friendly, and I have realized other people have said that they pick on their other brds, but I have never had that problem with them. Also it seems like a lot of people say theirs are skitish, maybe I have been lucky but all mine are as friendly as could be. And speaking of cold hardy, I live...
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little feather

Excellent all around dual purpose breed!

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Pros: no freeze comb, lay all winter, calm, gentle, varied personalities, good for free range or confined environments

Cons: none that i have found

I have raised over 100 of these birds, all colors, chicks grow quickly, good body for small roaster up to five months, once they mature and start laying seem to trim down , to breeding weight. Consistent layers, mine laid through molt and the winter months. Good broodys, mothers, dedicated, good social interaction. Interesting crosses, carrying the pea comb dominantly with all crosses, lakenvelder, buff orpington, barred rock, and crosses very hardy. Excellent in either free range or confined coop, very friendly, love attention and lap! Great foragers and feed conversion. Just a wonderful all around breed. I imagine if you don't have much contact with them they could be wild, but that has...
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mstricer

Love these birds

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Pros: Nice big blue eggs

Cons: skiddish at a young age

I have both hard feathered and silkied feather and love the way they look, chatter, and lay beautiful eggs. I will be working on a Chocolate AM that I got from a very reputable breeder. Everyone should have at least one. My flock of AM's consists of Wheaten, Black, Blue hard feathered and Black, Blue and Splash silkied feathered. 

Negative Reviews

cls82

Can be very pretty, but not the friendliest and they are bullies!

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Pros: Pretty

Cons: Aggressive, they pick on the other birds in the flock

I have 3 Americanas, one I raised from a baby, and she is second in the pecking order. She will tolerate me being around and sometimes allows me to pet her without a fuss, and she was handled daily since about a week old. We just obtained 2 black Americanas from a lady after one of our original flock silkies was killed by a hawk, and they are always picking on the smallest ones, IE, the little ones will be sleeping and they will go over and attack them. Wondering how I can stop this. I am not very fond of Americanas so far and we have more of those in our flock than any other. :(
Alison Pony

Ameraucanuas

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They lay big green/blue eggs.  They tend to be lower in the pecking order.  Ours really get beat up from our rooster. Our one is an egg eater.  they are not all that friendly. They are my shyest birds.
MaycanGamefowl

Not very good layers and are skittish

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Pros: Variety of egg color and looks and OK free rangers

Cons: Roosters are aggressive , hens are skittish and aren't very good layers😕

Ive had amerucanas since i was 2 years old and they are by far not my favorite. Every last rooster out of this breed ive had has been extremely agressive towards me and my family, Hens are skittish and are not very good layers but do lay a variety of colors such as blue green pink tan and brown. They overall not a vwery good breed and i dont recomend buying them 😕

More Reviews

cyndiann

Friendly in general with lovely eggs

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Pros: mostly gentle

Cons: love to escape and don't lay many eggs

My first Ameraucana was very tame and would come into the house to visit. She didn't think she was a chicken and would not lay eggs with the other birds. Years later I now have 7 hens and 2 roosters. The two roosters are brothers but totally different in temperament and color. The splash roo is very friendly and will follow you around. I've had to keep him separate from the rest because his brother was picking on him. Recently I acquired some chicks and he's enamored with them and stays right by the cage I have them in. The brown roo is aggressive but has never attacked me till a couple days ago. I know he's just looking after his hens when he does that though. I just don't back down...
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starbugs

Skittish and slightly but lovely colored eggs!

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Pros: Beautiful colored eggs!

Cons: very skittish - even when hand raised

I have had 3 Ameracanas and they have all been rather skittish - however, my most recent one is not nice at all! As a matter of fact, her main goal is to walk around and PECK any other hen that she sees.  All 9 of the other girls avoid her at all costs!  Yikes.  I'm trying to decide how to handle her meanness - I have watched her pluck a feather out of another hen and then EAT it!  :/ I've raised my hens from one day old chicks and handled them all every day so there is no reason for her to not be used to people, etc.  My Buff Orpingtons will walk over and wait for me to pick them up. But, I do love to see those blue eggs in the basket!  
WindStep

Very Good Breed!

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Pros: Sweet and kind very good layer

Cons: If you are selling the eggs some people are uncomfortable about the color.

I love these birds there colored eggs are so neat and they love the be pet.
CHICKEN CRAZY1

Wonderfull Birds!

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Pros: Gentle birds. Colored eggs unuique. So calm children hold them. People marvel at the beards.

Cons: Not very friendly somtimes. Some of them need thier beard needs trimmed if they want to see.

I have five Ameraucuanas. All but one have beards. They are consistant layers,and calmly sit still when held. They have nice builds,being light and petite,yet have some meat. I have heard that thier meat taste like game,but mine are pets and will not be eaten. I have a hen that gives lots of double yolkers. I hope this review helps.
bbishop

Chickens

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Pros: Great laying breed my coustomers like the blue and green eggs

Cons: Nothing negative about them

On my chicken farm I have Americans in my flock the reason why because they are a laying breed that's what I have on farm
Chickens1001

This breed is very funny and beautiful!!!

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Ameraucanas are wonderful chickens!! They lay beautiful blue/green eggs! They are also timid with other chickens but some individuals are bold and can be mean to    other chickens!! They still do ok with different types of chickens!! This breed comes in a variety of colors and are sweet when petted!! I recommend this breed!!
Mountain Peeps

Awesome breed who lays awesome eggs!

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Pros: Curious, lays blue eggs, cold hardy, broody, quiet, gentile, camouflages well, good forager, cute voice and laid early.

Cons: Very shy, dislikes being held, jumpy, broody, bottom of pecking order.

I LOVE THIS BREED!! I have one named Quanie. (I named her that because she lays a quantity of eggs!) She has always been shy yet the first to beg for treats! (Once she even ripped a bag of mealworms to get to the goodies!!) She is three years old and is still laying frequently. Plus her eggs are blue! She started laying early at four months which is another bonus. She is my most pretty chicken of my six hens. I'm defiantly getting more of this breed in the future. The downside is that she gets picked on by all the other birds and doesn't like being held. She also goes broody once a year which is good and bad! But, I highly recommend this breed to EVERYONE!  
chickenlife01

LOVE My Girls

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Pros: Great layers, good attitude, large eggs, hardy size makes them good for butchering once laying stops

Cons: Harder to breed (I've only tried incubation, not very broody

I love Ameraucanas. They're one of the prettiest and most unique breeds around.
Nicks Chickens

My Favorate Chickens

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Pros: Cute, Nice, Social, and Beautiful!

Cons: I got nothing!

  I have 3 of these amazing birds, and I definitely will get more next time.    Here is my AMAZING rooster:
LoveChickens123

ameraucana

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Pros: Good layers, colored eggs, fluffy cheeeks, roosters are handsome, hens are sweet.

Cons: sometimes like to fight

  Well i have 4 ameraucana chickens and they are so sweet. They love to go in the goat pen and garden. Red the rooster likes to be held like a baby. And the hens just love it here.
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