Originally Posted by Rock Home Isle
Didn't intend to ruffle your feathers.
I'm not talking at all about an Ameracauna interacting with people. I wouldn't keep "that kind" of an aggressive bird.
Have you ever kept Ameraucanas in a mixed flock?
Sorry if it came across wrong, you didn't "ruffle my feathers" and I'm not mad or upset or anything. Haha sorry if it seemed like it. Just curious because I'd never heard that before but maybe it's more common than I was thinking.
Yeah, I knew/figured you were probably talking about aggression towards other flock mates but figured I'd mention it anyway just in case since it seems a couple people have experienced that too which to me is worse.
And well I've never had the actual "Ameraucana" breed but I do have Easter Eggers right now, which often times are sold as Ameraucana or Araucana, and yeah they're in a mixed flock. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers. They're never aggressive. Although they used to occasionally bump chests with the Orpingtons but I had more issues with one of my Australorps being a bully to the Orps and jumping and chasing for no reason. But since they all started laying 2 months ago everybody has calmed down and gets along fine now. The EEs are also the flightiest and skittish so tend to just run away but they do seem friendly and want to be friends with me but are unsure. They tend to hang with the other EE or with the Orpingtons. One tends to hang with the Barred Rock and the other with the Orpingtons but the EE is a similar color to the Orps. That's when free ranging which I don't do that often but have been trying to every evening. Anyways, I don't have any problems with mine being aggressive and in fact they sometimes get picked on by the others especially the red one, the more flighty of the two.