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What is the difference between americaunas and aricaunas I know one lays blue eggs and the other lays green eggs but witch one lays green eggs.I am asking because I have a golden penciled hamburg mixed with the chicken that lays green eggs. I have a picture if that helps.

chicken chick.jpg  she's the one in the front with the big breasts next to the more perfect brown one.

 

Oh and are her breasts big enough that they have that big breast disease I hope not.

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This is a really good article on the differences between an Ameraucana, Araucana and Easter Egger.

 

There is no Americana, btw.

 

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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...as to your second question...I can't tell much from that photo as she is standing in an odd position as to her overall health and conformity...but it probably is just a large crop from a big dinner. You can see how the crop works here: http://www.mypetchicken.com/backyard-chickens/chicken-help/My-chicken-has-a-lump-or-tumor-on-her-chest-what-H88.aspx

 

I personally have never heard of any kind of big breast disease...they can get impacted crops, which you may wish to check her for. An impacted crop is just that, a crop that is not clearing food further along into the digestive tract because it has become "clogged." Giving the bird some olive oil can help smooth things along. Make sure they have access to grit to help gind the food up in the crop (it's purpose).  If you feel it is an issue, post on the Emergency/Disease forum and a lot of people can help you there.

 

Hybrids, which is what your bird would be (a mixed breed) typically do not succumb to the odd genetic diseases as pure breeds do. Some rare breeds suffer from too much in-breeding as most of the lines are closely related and do have trouble with anatomical or immune issues. Usually it shows up first in failure to hatch chicks, but there are Veterinary books full of odd stuff I've yet to learn.

 

Meet broilers succumb to a number of genetic and growth abnormalities, one of which is Green Muscle Disease which is atrophy and necrosis of the breast muscle, found at processing. Green Muscle Disease is thought to be caused by the broilers fast rate of growth and overall heaviness causing restriction of blood to these breast muscles.  Your bird won't have that as that is specific to meat broilers.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Thank for the education   Lady of Mc

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