Ameraucana?

kbeerice

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I bought 6 Ameraucanas from Tractor Supply Co. As small chicks they all looked generally the same, now there are 3 that look similar but 3 others that look completely different... why is this? are they really Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers? will post pictures soon
 

Pyxis

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They are almost certainly Easter Eggers. Hatcheries sell their easter eggers under the name "Americanas." The only hatchery I know of that carries true Ameraucanas is Meyer and they are very expensive.
 

donrae

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They're Easter eggers, and that's why they look so different. Easter eggers are bred pretty much to lay blue or green eggs, not for specific colors like a regular "breed" that has standard colors. One of the reason I love these birds! I get pretty eggs, and pretty hens.....




And lots of other colors besides.
 

donrae

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Wow I really like that RedPyle EE hen, its a shame Ameraucanas dont come on such nice colors..
Is that what you'd call her? I just call them blonde lol. I had three, looked pretty much the same...


This girl had a lot more white, the other two were pretty much ringers.
 
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