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Amerucanas and Easter Eggers

Poll Results: Is there a difference between these two breeds?

 
  • 100% (2)
    Yes
  • 0% (0)
    No
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post #1 of 6
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Can someone please tell me if there is a difference between an Amerucana chicken and a Easter Egger chicken?
post #2 of 6

Yes, Ameraucanas are pure bred chickens that breed true to color and type.  Easter eggers are crossbreds which may carry the blue egg gene.  Type 'Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers' in the search bar at the top of the page.  There are many threads on the subject.

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There are no coincidences- only providences.

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post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by chickgirl12 View Post

Can someone please tell me if there is a difference between an Amerucana chicken and a Easter Egger chicken?

The question in the poll is wrong, since only one option is a "breed".  The other is a mongrel or mixed breed chicken.

Aren't Ameraucana, Araucana and Easter Egg chickens the same? http://fowlstuff.com/FFAQ.html#two

John W Blehm - Creator of several of the ORIGINAL varieties of Ameraucana chickens,

including large fowl LAVENDER, BLACK, BUFF, BLUE and WHITE Ameraucanas!

Join the Ameraucana Alliance - The Official Ameraucana Breed Club!  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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John W Blehm - Creator of several of the ORIGINAL varieties of Ameraucana chickens,

including large fowl LAVENDER, BLACK, BUFF, BLUE and WHITE Ameraucanas!

Join the Ameraucana Alliance - The Official Ameraucana Breed Club!  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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post #4 of 6

Now this is interesting to me, as I was under the impression that chicken breeds were more akin to physical types/phenotype ("does this bird, regardless of origin, meet the standard?") rather than pedigree tracking ("is it purebred/can we track its ancestors in a registry regardless of what it looks like?").

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Originally Posted by vasher View Post
 

Now this is interesting to me, as I was under the impression that chicken breeds were more akin to physical types/phenotype ("does this bird, regardless of origin, meet the standard?") rather than pedigree tracking ("is it purebred/can we track its ancestors in a registry regardless of what it looks like?").

Your impression is correct. 

John W Blehm - Creator of several of the ORIGINAL varieties of Ameraucana chickens,

including large fowl LAVENDER, BLACK, BUFF, BLUE and WHITE Ameraucanas!

Join the Ameraucana Alliance - The Official Ameraucana Breed Club!  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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John W Blehm - Creator of several of the ORIGINAL varieties of Ameraucana chickens,

including large fowl LAVENDER, BLACK, BUFF, BLUE and WHITE Ameraucanas!

Join the Ameraucana Alliance - The Official Ameraucana Breed Club!  Membership starts at just $10/year. 

http://Ameraucana.org  -  http://AmeraucanaAlliance.org  -  http://Ameraucana.club

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post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you everyone who has replied to my thread and also posted links!
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