Ameraucana: Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tapre, May 27, 2012.

  1. tapre

    tapre In the Brooder

    May 24, 2012
    I recently purchased an Ameraucana chick. I read the reviews for the breed on this website and they were mixed. Some people said they were sweet and affectionate, while others said they were flighty and disliked human contact. Does temperment simply vary within the breed, or does it have to do with how the chickens were tamed?
  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

    May 17, 2012
    Mine act like all my other chickens, I think it just depends on how you interact with them and how much time you spend with them. My chickens are not my pets I have chickens because I like them and I enjoy them but I don't spend hours trying to make them tame, I just let my chickens be chickens [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    First of all, is this a true Ameraucana or a hatchery type Easter Egger? EEs vary wildly in temperament, being of mixed genetics. My Ameraucanas are very affectionate and friendly hens. My EE hen is sweet, but doesn't care to be picked up and doesn't seek attention like the Ameraucanas.
    Last edited: May 27, 2012
  4. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Crowing

    May 19, 2012
    true ameraucanas are usually pretty mellow same with the easter eggers

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