Ameracauna chicks and mature chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken7777, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone well i happen to have three ameracauna hen chicks that i got as day old chicks from ideal poultry about a month ago. Well i saw and see that all three had different colors and variations. I wanted to know how many different color variations exist with amerecauna hens. I am also deciding on maybe getting an amerecauna rooster from ideal and i also wanted to know how mature ameracauna roosters look like. So anyone that might have pictures of their current or passed amerecauna chicks or mature chickens please do post them to see how they looked as chicks and when mature lets try to make this an ameracauna picture kind of thread

    Almost forgot does color variation let you know what color of eggs might they make or not(green pink blue...does yellow exist too?)

    And if i were to breed ameracaunas would they make purebred ameracaunas like ideals?

    Thank you much
     
  2. ItsSuzzie

    ItsSuzzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello,

    I have one coupe with Ameraucana's in it. Mine are Welp Hatchery chicks from 2008, and old enough to start laying...but not yet. I have four Ameraucana Rooster. Go to my page....then click on Coupe 4 for Ameraucana's and Coupe 5 for two more roosters. As for colors, I have not clue just how many colors there are. The APA and ABA only recognize certain colors.

    Will they hatch out ameraucana's, I would guess so. You may want to refer to others on here who show Ameraucana's. There is also one person who sells eggs on ebay, they have show Ameraucana's and that person may know some of your answers.

    Suzzie:confused:
     
  3. ItsSuzzie

    ItsSuzzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh wait. Color of eggs.

    Araucana are Blue...blue-green.

    Ameraucana are green...blue-green.

    EEer's(Easter Eggers) Olive, blue-green, green, Tan tint(they say pink).

    Well, that is what I think I know...lol. Online information is better that the info I offer. I have not seen the pink egg, not yet.

    I also have three EEers in Coupe 6, which page I am starting.
     
  4. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the colore of eggs though come from the same chicken as in will one of my ameracauna hens only lay green eggs all the time or will it change to blue one day and green the other?

    anyone with pictures please do post them!!
     
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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:True Americauna have BLUE eggs.

    If they are green or blue green, they are an EE.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    All of Ideal's Ameraucanas are really Easter Eggers, a mixed breed who can lay any color egg, but many do lay green. True Ameraucanas lay eggs in the blue family, like the one on the left in my pic below. On the right, the green one is from my own EE pullet, Panda, who is a cross between one of my Barred Rock roosters and my older Blue Ameraucana hen.

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  7. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Your birds are easter eggers which is basically a mixed breed bird, so there is no telling what colors they will be or will produce. There is also no telling what color eggs they will lay until they lay one.

    When you breed them you will still get easter eggers and not purebred ameraucanas.
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just to ask because its all so confusing with the breeds.....what is the main difference, or differences between ameracaunas, auracaunas and easter eggers? pics would be great too!![​IMG] I have done research on them but its just soo confusing on how they look, and what eggs they make and everything in general................which one is a true breed not a mix?

    Also so to ask will easter eggers, ameracaunas also lay brown eggs or colored eggs only like blue green and/or pink?

    When i went to Ecuador(Cuenca a city in Ecuador) a lady in a plaza gave my parents, and me a milk shake made with colored eggs. They call them huevos(eggs) Runa( i dont know what this means?) they were colored, blue, pink, and green( i think i even saw yellow i dont remember though but does yellow exist?)
    I asked if they were colored and she said NO they are from the chicken runa.

    Thats when i started doing research and found that chickens can lay colored eggs naturally [​IMG]
     
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  10. Moriah

    Moriah Out Of The Brooder

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    My little flock came from McMurry Hatchery. They sell them as araucana's but they mostly seem to be ameraucanas.

    From the reading I have done, True Araucana's are a rare breed and are tough to get ahold of. They are the tufted, rumpless birds. If I recall correctly, the birds with both genes (tufts and rumpless) have a lower chance of hatching. Their eggs are supposed to be primarily blue-green.

    Ameraucanas aren't rumpless and instead of tufts at the ears they have actual "beards" which is what almost all of mine have. To be recognized by the Ameraucana association they aren't supposed to have wattles. Their eggs should be blue or green, but can be other colors as well.

    As for an Easter Egger, that is a general term for a chicken that lays an egg colored anything other than white/brown. It isn't an actual breed.

    The other thing I have heard, is that because most EE's are typically mutts, their feather coloring can be just about anything. I think I do have some specific colors in my flock, but I am not sure, so i am going to be posting a thread on the right board with pics so I can try to figure out what colors I might have.
     
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