Amaraucana's sold as americanas but the lady wanted auracanas when she ordered

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ben_2288, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Ben_2288

    Ben_2288 Chirping

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    New addition to my flock. 10 pullets 20180816_171306.jpg 20180816_171501.jpg opinions?
     
  2. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    Very pretty Easter Eggers!!!
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Crowing

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    Agree with above... Lovely assortment of EE


    https://www.fresheggsdaily.com/2013/12/ameraucana-vs-araucana-vs-easter-egger.html

    AMERAUCANAS


    Ameraucanas are a pure breed that has been recognized by the APA (American Poultry Association) since 1984. They were most likely originally bred from South American blue egg laying breeds but were developed and standardized in the United States. They come in eight distinct colors including, Blue, Black, White and Wheaten, which all share these distinct Ameraucana traits:

    Peacomb

    Muffs and beard

    Red earlobes

    Tail

    Blue legs

    White foot bottoms

    Always lay blue eggs


    ARAUCANAS


    Araucanas are more rare than Amerauacanas and harder to find. They are also a pure breed and have been recognized by the APA since 1976. They originated in Chile most likely and come in five colors including black, white, duckwing silver and golden. Araucanas all share these distinct Araucana traits:

    Peacomb

    Ear tufts (this gene is lethal to developing chicks if inherited by both parents)

    Red earlobes

    Rumpless (no tail)

    Green or willow-colored legs

    Yellow foot bottoms

    Always lay blue eggs


    EASTER EGGERS

    Easter Eggers are not a recognized breed. They are mongrels or mutts - mixed breed chickens that do possess the blue egg gene, but don't fully meet the breed specifications of either Araucanas or Ameraucanas. They can come in any color or combination of colors and share these traits:

    Any kind of comb

    Muffs/beard/ear tufts or none

    Any color earlobes

    Tail or tail-less

    Any color legs

    Any color foot bottoms

    Can lay blue but also sometimes lay green, tan, pink or even yellow

    So if you want to be guaranteed blue egg layers, you will want to raise some Araucanas or Ameraucanas; otherwise Easter Eggers are always fun because you never know what color egg each will lay until she starts laying, and even identical-looking hens often lay varying shades of bluish or greenish eggs.
     
  4. Ben_2288

    Ben_2288 Chirping

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    They are all suppose to be pullets LTE me know if you see a chockrel.
     
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  5. Sneebsey

    Sneebsey Songster

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    All pullets, all EE. Love the lighter ones with that buff colouring.
     
  6. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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    I think I'm seeing all pullets too. Very pretty birds! You should have a lovely assortment of egg colors!
     
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  7. Ben_2288

    Ben_2288 Chirping

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    Thank you! My favorite so far are the blue ones love that color.
     
  8. Ben_2288

    Ben_2288 Chirping

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    Thankyou, the egg variety is the main reason for the addition.
     
  9. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    All are Easter Egger pullets.
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Out to pasture
    EE pullets
     
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