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Ameraucanas Versus Easter Eggers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HenHoneyGirl, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. HenHoneyGirl

    HenHoneyGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen a lot of things about breeders/hatcheries mixing up Ameraucanas and EEs.What's the difference between the two breeds?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Easter Eggers are crossbreds which may or may not lay blue/green tinted eggs. Ameraucanas are a true breed bred to a SOP. Type Easter Eggers/Ameraucanas in the search bar at the top of the page. A multitude of threads that define the differences will appear.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on sourland's post. There is a good article at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html explaining the difference between true Ameraucanas, true Araucanas, and Easter Eggers at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html. You can see the SOP standards for true Ameraucanas at http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/09/ameraucana-easter-egger-or-araucana.html. The Ameraucana Breeders Club considers any bird that lays colored eggs but does not meet each and every one of those standards to be an Easter Egger.
     
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