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Ameracanas and Araucanas

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by cajunlizz, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    OK question about Ameracanas and Araucanas

    they both lay colored eggs ..............

    I have 2 Ameracanas .............. ONE has blue legs and the other light green legs . DOES that distinguish the color of eggs that they will lay ?



    ALSO , what what age to they start laying ?
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2008
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Auracanas and Ameraucana will both lay colored eggs of blue most of the time if they are pure... IF your Ameraucana isn't actually an EE like most hatchery's sell they will have green legs. Those will lay greenish eggs...leg colors don't have anything to do with the egg color from what I was told.

    From the threads I have been seeing they start laying around 22 weeks.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    IF your Ameraucana isn't actually an EE like most hatchery's sell they will have green legs.

    Maybe we should rephrase this a bit and clarify. EEs do not always have green legs, however, IF your bird does have green legs, it IS an Easter Egger as opposed to an Ameraucana. The leg color has nothing to do with egg color.​
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    YUP Thank you speckled hen...after rereading that It does sound better to rephrase it that way [​IMG] That is what I meant to say LOL
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yup, I knew that's what you meant. [​IMG]
     
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Okay, this may be a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway... I ordered two Ameraucanas from Ideal. What is the difference between the Ameraucana and the Auracana?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2008
  8. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Thanks for the link. When I bought them, I thought it would be cute to have colored eggs. Didn't know that I wasn't getting exactly what I thought I was. But, if you are not planning on showing the birds, does it matter that you have EE's?
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, EEs are fun birds! I have one EE and several true Ameraucanas and love them all. It's just that EEs may not lay blue or green eggs; they can lay plain old tan.
     
  10. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I hope I get blue eggs. My girls are really looking forward to it. All of our others lay brown eggs, so they will be disappointed.
    I did get a couple of naked necks, too. Don't they lay colored eggs?
     

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