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Ameraucanas from Ideal or Privett

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Speedylilb3, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. Speedylilb3

    Speedylilb3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anyone had any info, pictures, etc... of ameraucanas purchased from Ideal Poultry or Privett Hatchery? Anything would be helpful.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well first, they're not real Ameraucanas. [​IMG] They're just mutts we like to call Easter Eggers.

    Otherwise, that being said, they can vary. Ideal usually has a tiny bit of Blue Wheaten Ameraucana in its stock waaaay back there, and Privett has the typical McMurray type stock, which usually lay green eggs and come in the wildtype partridge/BBR coloring.
     
  3. Speedylilb3

    Speedylilb3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just looking for something that lays blue eggs that is in my price range. I have looked for real Ameraucanas and just can't afford the real thing.
     
  4. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 EEs from Ideal and I am not happy w/them. One lays a brownish-colored egg, just like my others and the other EE lays green eggs, but it almost took her a year to lay!...then she went into a molt late this summer and now nothing [​IMG]
     
  5. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I've had Privett EE's for the last 3 years, because egg customers like the occasional green egg. The ones I've had all layed green eggs, started very late as layers (7-9 months old), never layed an egg from mid-Dec until Feb...ever, and usually layed 2-4 per week otherwise. I do not consider them a productive flock member for egg purposes. The colors I've gotten are almost all partridge-like, very mixed. And last year there was a yellow chick in the bin that I raised up...turned out to be a white hen. She was very pretty and layed a nice green egg. But like all the others, she was a total slacker in the winter.
     
  6. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the seven EE chicks I bought from my local feed store (via Ideal), five lay blue eggs and the other two lay pretty mint green. They only started a few weeks ago, but I am getting 4-6 eggs a day so far. I'm pretty happy with them [​IMG]
     
  7. X2Farm

    X2Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2010
    Homer, GA
    I got 8 EE's from Ideal in August. So far, they are doing great, and I got a pretty good color differential!

    Here's a few of them. Not yet laying

    Waffle
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    Aspen
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    NillaPeas (she has since grown a nice set of muffs/beard
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  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Just letting you know, Aspen will never lay eggs. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool!

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    Quote:Just letting you know, Aspen will never lay eggs. [​IMG]

    NO!!!!!! Say it ain't soooooooo!!!! My Oreo looks almost identical to Aspen, just a little younger.
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a gorgeous cockerel though, but sorry, he's a boy.

    Oreo might be a girl though. I'd need a pic. [​IMG]
     

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