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Has anyone ever gotten Araucanas/Americanas from McMurray Hatchery? Are they just colurful easter eggers? Could you post some pictures?? Please and thank you!! smile

10 Bantam Brahmas, 7 Silkies, 1 Bantam Cochin, 4 EEs, 3 Chantebras, 2 Chantecler,
3 Leghorns, 1 Dominique, 1 Australorp, 1 RIR and 5 Ducks!! Total of 38 birds!
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10 Bantam Brahmas, 7 Silkies, 1 Bantam Cochin, 4 EEs, 3 Chantebras, 2 Chantecler,
3 Leghorns, 1 Dominique, 1 Australorp, 1 RIR and 5 Ducks!! Total of 38 birds!
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post #2 of 11

I have not, but yes they are just colorful easter eggers.  smile

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post #3 of 11

Araucanas have no tail....that's the difference.  And color and type if u get specific.

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Mommy to a 8 yr. old girl, 4 yr. old boy, one fat cat,  one dinky dog, polish, buttercups, hamburgs, waydonettes, and cochins, 10 silkies, a sizzle, Barred Rock and 2 d'uccles.
Need a chicken,duck, goose, parrot diaper or chicken saddle?  I also make harnesses for leashes.  Check in the Everything else for sale. Lovemychix.
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post #4 of 11

And we can't forget araucana have tufts.  Ameraucana and EEs have muffs and beard.  Also, modern Araucana would never lay brown or "pink" eggs.

Jody

Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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Breeds: Lavender, Buff, Black and White Orpington & Tufted Rumpless Araucana (lavender, white and nonstandard colors)

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http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/neilcrew/P9100021.jpg

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/neilcrew/P9100042.jpg

These are both McMurray easter eggers.  I think they're around 12-14 weeks old in these pictures.

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Wife of the best guy ever, mom of 5 sons and 1 daughter, living in heaven on earth.  We're owned by more chickens than I care to admit, a pit bull, a Jack Russell terrorist, a chia-poo, a bazillion cats and a huge guinea pig.
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post #6 of 11

big_smile  Here are my three Araucana's (from HinkJC's stock)

http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z162/Mikcher/SANY0446.jpg

One with tufts, one rumpless, and one pretty girl.

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Everything I say is fully substantiated by my own opinion!
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by jossanne 

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/neilcrew/P9100021.jpg

http://i538.photobucket.com/albums/ff348/neilcrew/P9100042.jpg

These are both McMurray easter eggers.  I think they're around 12-14 weeks old in these pictures.


That polish in the background is a hoot!

Adam, Memphis, TN
Daddy to 1 Greyhound & 2 Italian Greyhounds
Breeding Bantam Speckled Sussex
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Adam, Memphis, TN
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Breeding Bantam Speckled Sussex
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post #8 of 11

Theirs are actually Easter Eggers but I bought a few just for the colored eggs.  I do want a pure Araucana someday.  I have a Araucana/Cochin right now that is one of my most fave chickens.  She has the tufts and rumpless of an  Araucana  but she also has the feathered feet of her Cochin sire.

From http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/

"The
"Easter Egg Chicken", This unusual breed gets its name from the Indian tribe of Chile where they were first discovered. Araucanas lay beautiful colored eggs of blue-green shades from turquoise to deep olive. These natural Easter Eggs will amaze your friends and make a great "show and tell" project for school. Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock is selected for their ability to produce colored eggs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town. Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults. This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming. Our Araucanas are recommended for egg laying color and ability and not for exhibition."

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post #9 of 11

Ameraucanas are a separate breed from Araucanas and Easter Eggers. They come in eight recognized colors and just because your bird is a certain color doesn't mean it is genetically pure and will breed true. You can read up and see pics and ask questions here.

http://www.ameraucana.org/

post #10 of 11

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9332_for_me.jpg

One of my roos but his comb is wrong though he was shown this way.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9332_double_tuft_blue.jpg

Another nice boy.

All our Araucanas are rumpless.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/9332_i_could_get_used_to_this.jpg

This is a hard breed to get right and put in front of a judge but they are gorgeous and we love their eggs.
I love my EE's and they lay pretty eggs but we also like our pure Araucanas so we work hard to produce some nice offspring.
It just depends on what you want.

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Bantam Cochins are my love! Mille Fleur projects, buff barred projects and black/blue Mottled. Chickens, Guineas, Ducks, Peafowl and Turkeys. Contact me for hatching eggs and a link to my website.


God Bless America!  If you can't stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them!


"Science and religion are not at odds. Science is simply too young to understand."

 

 

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