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Ameraucanas Versus Easter Eggers

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I've seen a lot of things about breeders/hatcheries mixing up Ameraucanas and EEs.What's the difference between the two breeds? 

Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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Pretty sure my parents are creating a chickaholic 12 step program for me behind my back.

Caretaker of 40+ spoiled feathered babies, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 4 goats, 1 ram, 2 desert tortoises, and 2 sulcata tortoises. 

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Easter Eggers are crossbreds which may or may not lay blue/green tinted eggs.  Ameraucanas are a true breed bred to a SOP.  Type Easter Eggers/Ameraucanas in the search bar at the top of the page.  A multitude of threads that define the differences will appear.

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Easter Eggers are crossbreds which may or may not lay blue/green tinted eggs.  Ameraucanas are a true breed bred to a SOP.  Type Easter Eggers/Ameraucanas in the search bar at the top of the page.  A multitude of threads that define the differences will appear.

X2 on sourland's post. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between true Ameraucanas, true Araucanas, and Easter Eggers at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html. You can see the SOP standards for true Ameraucanas at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html. The Ameraucana Breeders Club considers any bird that lays colored eggs but does not meet each and every one of those standards to be an Easter Egger.

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