Ameraucanas in Australia yet??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Morri, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Can you purchase Ameraucanas in Australia?? Coz I really like the olive green eggs!! If not are there any other breeds of chicken that lay an egg thats a different colour to the browns and whites?? Thanks
     
  2. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Anyone?? [​IMG]
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Aracaunas lay blue eggs as well- but I don't know what you have in your country. You sure have lots of birds that we want here!
     
  4. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucanas are not, and with current importation rules, will never be here in Australia. However you can get Araucanas that lay blue eggs. mate these to any tinted to brown egg laying birds and you will have green eggs.
    As far as I understand Ameraucanas are required to lay blue eggs, green egg layer would be the crossbreds known as Easter Eggers.
    David
     
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  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Quote:Exactly right. [​IMG]
     
  6. megcpat

    megcpat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got an Araucana thread going if you want to see more of that bird.
     
  7. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    If all you want is olive eggs, you could breed the Araucana (blue layer) with a dark brown layer (Marans, Penedesenca, Welsummer, etc) to get a nice true olive. Easter Eggers (blue + anything) are no guarantee for olive.
     
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  8. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    Thanks guys for that I will have to go searching for those olive/blue egg layers!! [​IMG] JUst a question to HappyMtn what breeds are here in Oz that you cant get over there??
     
  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the Australian breeds such as Australian Game, Australian Pit Game, Australian Langshans, Red Anconas, good Light & Coronation Sussex, good Australorps, and the best Barred Rocks in the world to name a few.
    David
     
  10. Morri

    Morri what's quackalackin?

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    lol ok thanks for that!! MAybe we could start a secret trading scheme?? lol A black chicken market or something!! [​IMG]
     

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