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Easter eggers~the history and more.

  1. Cluckcluck1215
    Easter eggers.or amaracanas.eather or,they can be the mort beautiful breed in your flock.here some info on the breed.

    easter eggers

    The amerucana is an american breed of domestic chicken developed in the United States in the 1970s.it dervires from Araucara chicken brout from chile and was bred to retain the blue egg-gene.both in large
    fowl and bantam.


    Country of orgin:USA

    Weight:
    Male------Standard: 5.5–6.5 lb (2.5–2.9 kg)[1]
    Bantam: 26–30 oz (740–850 g)[1]

    Female----Standard: 4.5–5.5 lb (2.0–2.5 kg)[1]
    Bantam: 24–26 oz (680–740 g)[1]

    Egg color:blue,green,pink.

    Comb type:pea

    History:
    The Ameraucana is one of the few chicken breeds to lay blue eggs.it shows many similarities to the Araucana, including the pea comb and the blue egg gene. It is tailed, muffed and bearded, whereas the Araucana in the United States has earmuffs and is rumpless. The earlobes are small and round, the wattles small or absent; earlobes, comb and wattles are all red. The shanks are slate-blue, tending to black in the Black variety.

    Eight color variants are recognized in the American Standard of Perfection: Black, Blue, Blue Wheaten, Brown Red, Buff, Silver, Wheaten and White.

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  1. Cluckcluck1215
    Well I'm sorry.This is what I.You know what?Never mind!
  2. BantyChooks
    Thank you, FlyWheel.
  3. FlyWheel
    Umm, Easter Eggers are not Ameraucanas. They are (basically, please don't pick nits) a mixed breed bred from of any chicken possessing the blue egg gene and any other breed. Therefore they do not breed true themselves. They can and often are bred from Ameracaunas, but can also come from Auraucanas, Cream Legbars, or any other chicken that posses the blue egg gene. http://ameraucanaalliance.org/faq.html

    Also there is evidence that the Ameracauna may nothave been bred from the Aracauna but was bred seperately. However the jury is still out on that.

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