Ameraucana questions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nola_chickens, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. nola_chickens

    nola_chickens New Egg

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    Hi there. I'm going to be starting my own small mixed flock of 3 or 4, and I would like an Ameraucana. I have some questions, though.
    1. How much do female Ameraucana chicks usually cost?
    2. Are there any reputable breeders around the New Orleans/Gulf area?
    3. Do you recommend the breed for a beginner?
    4. Is an Ameraucana really all that much better than an easter egger if I simply want a well-tempered bird that lays a blue egg?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Egg_newton

    Egg_newton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Depends on who you get them from.
    2. Check out the Ameraucana Breeders Directory Also I think there is an Ameraucan thread on here. Post on there to see if someone is in your neck of the woods.
    3. If you want a pure Ameraucana you will have to go to a breeder. Hatcheries do not carry true ameraucanas
    4. I have EE and I love them. I think they are my most beautiful birds but you are not guaranteed to get a blue egg from an EE. I got lucky and have two that lay a beautiful vivid blue/green egg the others lay white and brown. But I have pure Ameraucana hatching eggs on the way for the blue eggs I want.
     
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