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Amer(I)cana? or EE?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenfever, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. chickenfever

    chickenfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2008
    I know the topic of Ameraucanas and Araucanas has been brought up alot on this forum, but there is a seller on ebay selling Americanas. He claims this is a breed of it's own, cross bred with Araucanas to acheive specific egg coloring. Wouldn't this just be considered an EE? I have always thought anyone saying Americana was just misspelling the correct word.
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    hmmmm... this looks like the job for...... THE AMERAUCANA POLICE [​IMG][​IMG]

    By the way thats not me [​IMG] but there is someone on here who is
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  3. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    I vote EE!
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Americuana and EE are the same.
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Just a bunch of EE's. Which is a cross of Araucanas or Ameraucanas with another breed. Heck, sometimes you aren't even lucky enough to get that!
    There is no such thing as an Americana. It is a made up mutt from someone who has never read the standards from the APA or ABA.
    Someone can call the breed they have an Americana but please recognize it for what it is......a cross bred chicken that may lay an colored egg.
  6. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Songster


    ee's are great birds for the back yard.....Lots of wonderful colors to look at..like eye candy...

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2008
  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    Yes, just your standard ee.
  8. maine egg man

    maine egg man In the Brooder

    Jul 12, 2008
    So let me get a little help on this one as I am new to the game of chickens, if a ARAUCANAS is rumpless and has green legs it is going to give me blue/green eggs, but if it has green legs and a rump it most likely is a crooss breed ameraucanus:/ and I my get some coloring to the eggs,
  9. May I put it more eloquently....

    The subject of conversation, selling cross bred birds, and selling them under the pretense that they are a "breed of their own," is in my opinion, a scam artist.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 27, 2008
  10. Blisschick

    Blisschick not rusty

    Feb 20, 2007
    Shepherd, Texas
    Quote:If it is a true ARAUCANA, it will be laying only blue eggs, have no rump, and have only ear TUFTS (the poke straight out sideways) and NO BEARD.

    If it is an Ameraucana, it will lay shades of blue, have a tail and a beard and MUFFS (fluffy on the sides of the head), and have willow feet.

    EEs are basically any bearded and muffed (or not), tailed bird that lays varying shades of blue through green (and even light brown) eggs, and usually has slate feet. These are the pretty mutts that most people end up with that are worthless for showing, but make great egg machines.[​IMG]

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