Americaunas from Ideal

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenbuddy, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Are they really Americaunas or are they just easter eggers? If they are real Americaunas, what variety are they?
     
  2. ChandlersChickens

    ChandlersChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs. I bought a couple from them. Hatcheries don't sell pure Ameraucanas.
     
  3. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter eggers, buddy, all the way.
     
  4. chickenbuddy

    chickenbuddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2008
    Hmm, okay, THANKS!

    Do you have any suggestions on where I can get pure Americaunas? And why do hatcheries not sell pure ones?
     
  5. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you go to the Ameraucana breeders club, there is a breeders directiory.

    There are some super breeders here as well. Search Ameraucanas and you'll find some, depending on where you live, maybe near you.

    I do not have the answer as to why the hatcheries chose not to sell birds with the proper standards in this breed. Someone else might have more insight.
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    I think the hatcheries are going for a productive layer of blue or green eggs. They don't particularly care about looks or breed standard. But, I love my two hatchery EEs. They lay well, are pretty, mellow birds and are great to have around. Now if that dratted hen would stop hiding her eggs it would all be good.

    From body type and size, I think my egg hiding EE has some leghorn in her background.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009

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