Americauna or Easter Egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DanceswLabs, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. DanceswLabs

    DanceswLabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have six of these pretty pullets which were sold to me as Americaunas. Are they Americaunas or Easter Eggers? I am confused about the difference. I am happy either way; I just want to call them by the right name.

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They are beautiful EE's. Anytime anyone spells Americauna (with an I) instead of Ameraucana, they are EE's. You have to get Ameraucana's from a breeder, not a hatchery or feedstore.
     
  3. DanceswLabs

    DanceswLabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah...well I think they spelled it with an "i." I think they are cuties. They look like they are wearing little muffs around their necks!
    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They are very cute. Love the color variety of them. I have an EE and pure Ameraucana's and love them both. But my EE has the most personality.
     
  5. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    They are a nice looking group too!
     
  6. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep yep, those are pretty EEs! Ameraucanas are a very exclusive breed in coloration. They can only come in 8 specific colors. Any deviation from the coloring, and it's not technically an Ameraucana anymore.

    Personally, I like EE's more. [​IMG] (dont hurt me Ameraucana breeders!)
    They're like Jelly Bellys, the main source of their attractiveness comes from their variety!
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is a beautiful bunch of Easter Eggers! Very, very pretty.
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    A beautiful bunch of EEs. In the last pic- I looooove that pullet on the left with the blue head- she gorgeous [​IMG]
     
  9. DanceswLabs

    DanceswLabs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all the compliments! Of course, I think they are exceptionally pretty, but it is nice to know others think so too.
     
  10. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds. Mine are 8 weeks old, I watched them for a long time this afternoon marveling at how their little ear tufts have sprouted huge in the last week. They are so darn cute, I had the same feeling of need to squeeze those fuzzy little cheeks when I looked at your pictures. Their whole body shape ( from feathers of course) is just so different than our light brahmas and production reds that are 12 weeks. Anyway, great pics, enjoy your Easter eggers, I love mine![​IMG]
     

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